Citizens to Discuss Safety & Social Inclusion at Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Urban Traplines: Exploring Safety and Social Inclusion in the City will take place on Friday, February 20th, 2004, 7-9:30pm, at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. This free event provides a democratic space for citizens to explore the related issues of homelessness, increased visibility of poverty, mental illness and drug use on the streets and how these conditions challenge our notions of community standards of livability and public safety. United We Can, the non-profit recycling organization established by Ken Lyotier in the Downtown Eastside, has encouraged Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and other organizations to convene this forum as a citizens' response to these problems. Participants will view Benoit Raoulx's Trap Lines, which examines the lives of "binners" in Vancouver, and have an opportunity to engage in dialogue with the filmmaker on our personal responses to homelessness. Pre-registration is required for this free event. For more information, please call 604.291.5100.

Added January 26, 2004