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Passion for Justice 2019

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

$45

This event, as well as the majority of Pivot’s work, takes place on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. We are grateful to Indigenous peoples for their continuous relationship with their lands and are committed to learning to work in solidarity as accomplices in shifting the colonial default.

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Passion for Justice is a celebration of our collective work towards a world free from poverty and systemic social exclusion. As our annual fundraiser, all the funds raised at #PFJ19 will go to the Pivot Foundation, our charitable partner, to support our ongoing work to fight for laws, policies, and practices that affirm the dignity and human rights of people experiencing homelessness, people who use drugs, and sex workers, as well as support our ongoing police accountability work.

We are joined this year by powerful local cultural creators, community builders and activists!
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Bio Coming Soon

Jerilynn Webster, Jb the FirstLady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nations. She is a Vancouver-based hip hop and spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. With four studio albums under her belt, JB sees her songs as a way of capturing oral history, and isn’t afraid to write lyrics that speak to challenging subjects like residential schools and missing and murdered indigenous women.

Samira Warsame, aka DJ Zam Zam, is a queer Somali-Canadian singer/songwriter, DJ and event producer working from Coast Salish territories. She co-founded NuZi Collective in 2017— a project that holds space and provides a platform for Black and Indigenous, Trans and Queer Women of colour. Warsame aims to normalize the appearance and sound of queer rap and hip-hop in Vancouver, specifically in the underground electronic music scene.

Khari Wendell McClelland was born and raised in Detroit and currently resides in Vancouver, BC. It was in the Pacific Northwest where he began his journey learning from and working with internationally renowned facilitators and artists. His passion for being of service to communities is clear, both in his musical life and in his facilitation work. Khari balances his time each year performing and working with communities as a facilitator. He has worked throughout North America, Europe, Africa, The Caribbean and Australia.

Salishan Catering

Kayla Isomura

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This year’s Access to Justice Award will be presented to a community group that has contributed a great deal to access to justice through their work on the frontlines fighting for the health, safety, and dignity of people impacted by systemic inequality and social exclusion. Recipient TBA!

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The WISE Hall is wheelchair accessible through their rear door. We’ll have volunteers available to help folks as needed. The washrooms will be gender neutral with one being wheelchair accessible. We’re happy to provide more information if you have any questions or require any further specifications on accessibility.

There are a limited number of reduced-price tickets available for $20. Community members who require reduced-price tickets in order to attend, please feel free to use the promo code “”.

This event is 19+, no minors admitted.

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For more details on #PFJ19, check out our website: http://www.pivotlegal.org/passion_for_justice_2019

Details

Date:
November 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost:
$45
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1289139824590196/

Venue

The WISE Hall (upstairs)
1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Organizer

Pivot Foundation
Phone:
604.255.9700
Website:
http://www.pivotfoundation.org