A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and the Fight for Its Future by Lori Culbert

A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and the Fight for Its Future

byLori Culbert, Neil Boyd, Larry Campbell

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2009

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""In a clear and compelling fashion, [A Thousand Dreams is] a case for governments and communities to work together, to think 'outside the box' and to achieve longer-lasting solutions for complex social problems."" -- Vancouver Sun

In this mix of history, journalism, political analysis, and first-person accounts, former chief coroner and Vancouver mayor Larry Campbell, renowned criminologist Neil Boyd, and investigative journalist Lori Culbert, offer a portrait of one of North America's poorest, most drug-challenged neighbourhoods: VancouverÌs Downtown Eastside.

A Thousand Dreams raises provocative questions about the challenges confronting not only Vancouver's Downtown Eastside but also all of North America's major cities and offers concrete, urgently needed solutions, including:

  • Continued support for Insite, the safe injection site
  • Decriminalization of prostitution and drugs
  • The transfer of addiction services to the Health Ministry, allowing detox into the medical system
  • More government-funded SROs and more affordable social housing
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    Title:A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and the Fight for Its FutureFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:192681228X

    ISBN - 13:9781926812281

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    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Reading This is an essential book for anyone living in BC. It's about the situation in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. If you're ever wondered why there is a safe injection site and a needle exchange program, and why some addicts are given free drugs. you need to read this book and learn about harm prevention. These people are citizens of our province and their situation has been declared an emergency for years now, but not enough is being done. There is approximately one death per day in the Downtown East Side. This book is written by people who are on the front lines and who know what they're talking about.
    Date published: 2010-08-19