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Dissenting from Highway Expansion

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The SFU Urban Studies Program presents the following public forum:

Dissenting from Highway Expansion: Reflecting on Citizen Activism at Eagleridge Bluffs
Panelists: Ned Jacobs, Betty Krawczyk, and Barbara Pettit
Moderator: Frances Bula, Urban Issues Reporter, The Vancouver Sun
Monday, December 3, 2007
SFU Vancouver, 515 W. Hastings Street, Room 1700


To reserve a seat, please email or call 778.782.7914

This public forum on December 3rd, presented by the SFU Urban Studies Program, coincides with increasing talk about the possibility of direct action by citizens opposed to Gateway projects. Principal speakers are mayoral candidate Betty Krawczyk, Eagleridge defender Barbara Petit (a city planner), and Yours Truly. Each of us became involved at different stages in the Eagleridge battle; two of us committed peaceful civil disobedience and were arrested. Betty, of course, served a jail term.

The forum will reflect on the Eagleridge battle with a view to lessons from it that might be applied to Gateway or other highway expansions. There will be an opportunity for concerned citizens to ask questions and express viewpoints.

Sun reporter Frances Bula will moderate.

Ned Jacobs

Written by Stephen Rees

November 25, 2007 at 9:16 pm

Posted in Gateway