December 9, 2021
Thursday, December 9 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Free
A rezoning proposal for 5163-5187 Joyce Street near the Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station drew a lot of interest earlier in the year. Covered in the Tyee as Vancouver’s Filipino Heart, attention has been on the cluster of six small businesses, many Filipino-run and patronized, facing displacement. Listening Room: The Filipino Community and the Food Hub at Joyce-Collingwood is an event to hear from two guests directly affected by the development proposal and and for attendees to understand what this place means from their perspective:
Bennet Miemban-Ganata, the owner of Plato Filipino, one of the businesses on the site up for redevelopment
Claire Baguio, the co-creator of Sliced Mango Collective, an organization conducting their own community engagement about the displacement of the businesses through their #SliceofSupport campaign.
Listening Room: The Filipino Community and the food hub at Joyce-Collingwood is a collaboration among Sliced Mango Collective, UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program (ACAM) and Heritage Vancouver Society. In particular, we would like to thank our volunteers Sydney Lines, Phd Candidate at UBC and Alyssa Sy de Jesus for co-organizing this series on the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood.