Fonds PR-1858 - Downtown Eastside Women's Centre oral history collection

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Downtown Eastside Women's Centre oral history collection

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  • sound recording

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PR-1858

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  • 1979 (Creation)
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    Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (Vancouver, B.C.), collector

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14 audio cassettes

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The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was established March 21, 1978 and supports women dealing both with short- and long-term issues. The Centre assists over 500 women, children, and seniors daily, and provides a comfortable and safe drop-in space and recreational programs. Furthermore, it provides informational resources and is used as a means of educating both the general public and government about issues facing women in the area. The Centre operates a number of programs, including HIV Outreach, Mental Health Advocacy, Skills Development, Legal Advocacy, and Chinese Seniors Support and Outreach.

The Centre’s first location was in a Pender Street house but it subsequently relocated to buildings on Dunlevy Street and Cordova Street before settling on Columbia Street. The Centre’s Board of Directors is advised by the Elders Advisory Council.

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The collection consists of oral history interviews with women who live and work in the downtown core of Vancouver.

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Archives code(s): T3689-T3694; T3706-T3709.

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Accession number(s): T3689 - T3694; T3706 - T3709

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Sound recording originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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