Conversation series: October 24, 7pm & November 21, 7pm
In collaboration with the Hogan’s Alley Society, the Western Front is hosting a series of events in response to the planned removal of the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts. These viaducts destroyed what was once the heart of Vancouver’s black community.
In what will be the first conversation in a series, we will reflect on the history of Hogan’s Alley, and what opportunities lay in its future. The story of the neighbourhood’s birth and erasure has shaped the contemporary black experience in Vancouver and inspired a vision for the site’s future. Not satisfied with conventional forms of land ownership, community members are developing a new model for stewardship and urban development.
The Hogan’s Alley Society aims to support citizen-driven development strategies, connecting the dots between historic and contemporary displacement of racialized communities, and navigate what rebuilding on unceded territory demands of equity seeking communities. The society is committed to building coalitions with the diverse array of people-powered initiatives burgeoning in Vancouver.
Participants include Anthonia Ogundele, Vanessa Richards, Josh Robertson, Adam Rudder, Cornelia Wyngaarden and others.