The City Episode January 7, 2014

From Abbotsford to Portland: Homelessness and Harm Reduction

5:00pm - 6:00pm

The homelessness and harm reduction situation in Abbotsford, BC and an alternative housing model in Portland, Oregon
Homelessness and harm reduction in AbbotsfordDJ Larkin, Pivot Legal SocietyCBC clip with Mayor of AbbotsfordLisa Larson, Dignity Village Portland
We hear about the homelessness and harm reduction situation in Abbotsford, BC and an alternative housing model in Portland, Oregon. In 2005, the City of Abbotsford passed a bylaw effectively banning harm reduction services, and in summer of 2013, the City dumped manure on a homeless encampment in an attempt to force them out of the area. Pivot Legal Society's DJ Larkin speaks about legal challenges against the City of Abbotsford that are currently in the courts. Finally, we from Lisa Larson about Dignity Village -- an alternative housing model for homeless people in Portland, Oregon.

Track Listing:

here comes the night
arcade fire · reflektor
someone else
thee ahs · future without her