Upcoming Shaping Vancouver Panel Discussions
June 21, 2022, 7-9 PM
A rezoning proposal for 5163-5187 Joyce Street near the Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station drew a lot of interest in 2021. Covered in the Tyee as Vancouver’s Filipino Heart, attention has been on the cluster of six small businesses facing displacement.
We held an online event in December 2021 about the food hub where two guests shared the importance of the Joyce food hub as a significant place of community service, cultural experience and identity. Claire from Slice Mango Collective and Bennet, the owner of one of the businesses affected, shared some of the stories they felt were important to consider when planning decisions are made about this area.
To follow up, Shaping Vancouver: The Joyce Food Hub, will consider those stories about sense of self and community identity in the context of how neighbourhood and city planning are carried out.
This online panel discussion will cover:
• How planning practice and development view such stories and understandings of place
• The idea of centring community knowledge, stories and understandings of the food hub in the planning of the area
• The demand for cultural equity brought about by the proposed development and displacement
• The problems in our housing system that contributes to these situations
• A range of measures that could address potential displacement and their pros and cons
Dr. John Paul (JP) Catungal is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work is situated between critical human geography and intersectional feminist theorizing. JP is currently Assistant Professor of Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies with UBC’s Social Justice Institute. He is founding Academic Co-Lead of the Centre for Asian Canadian Research and Engagement and served as Director pro tem of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies program. Informed by his perspectives as a queer, first generation Filipinx Canadian immigrant from a working class family, his research interests concern Filipinx and Asian Canadian studies; feminist and queer of colour critique; migrant, anti-racist and queer community organizing; and the politics of education, mentorship, teaching and learning.
As an urban geographer, JP has written on the role of community groups and business associations in shaping the social life of parks and neighbourhoods, and on the impacts of structural and interpersonal violence on marginalized communities’ experiences of urban public spaces. More recently, his research has turned to Filipino Canadian experiences of educational spaces in Vancouver, focusing particularly on how they make sense of the their racialization in the global multicultural city. JP was co-editor of the landmark 2012 volume Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisibility (University of Toronto Press), as well as of recent journal special issues on the intersections of sexuality, race and nation in the Canadian context in ACME: International Journal of Critical Geographies and TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies.
In partnership with SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies, UBC Public Humanities Hub, Sliced Mango Collective and Alyssa Sy de Jesus.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.