Date(s) - April 21, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wosk Centre for Dialogue
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All First United public events between now and April 30 will be postponed until further notice.
First United Church Community Ministry Society and the Schein Foundation proudly present the 2019-2020 Roddan Jubilee Lectures dedicated to conversations on the housing crisis in Vancouver and beyond.
The first event of the series features P.E. Moskowitz, author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, at 7pm, Saturday October 19, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St).
Gentrification has been presented as an unexplainable and unsolvable phenomenon: cities change, people move out, rent rises, new coffee shops open. But there’s something much more nefarious going on behind the scenes. In their talk, P.E. Moskowitz will elucidate the forces responsible for the corporatization of cities, and what we can do to stop them.
Our program continues in 2020 with presentations from:
- Stéphan Corriveau, Executive Director, Community Housing Transformation Centre in Quebec, at 3pm, Saturday February 29, 2020 at Shaughnessy Heights United Church (1550 W 33rd Ave); and
- Stephanie Allen, Hogan’s Alley Advocate and Associate VP of Strategic Business Operations & Performance at BC Housing, at 7pm, Tuesday April 21, 2020 at Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (580 W Hastings St).
About the series
Named after former First United superintendent Andrew Roddan (1929-1945), the annual Roddan Jubilee lecture series was established to nuance community conversations about complex social problems. All are welcome and we appreciate the broader community’s support promoting the series. To help spread the word you can:
- Click here to download a poster
- Visit and share our Facebook event
- Retweet our posts on Twitter
- Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with other opportunities to promote the series
Tickets for all events are available now – reserve your seat early to avoid missing out: