Have you lived in the neighbourhood a long time? Share your history!
Were you part of the community at Raymur in the 1960s, 70s, or 80s? Were you involved in the train track blockades, the food co-operative or community centre? Do you have other stories about your experiences of housing or activism on the Downtown Eastside during these decades?
If so, you can be part of a history project!
Megan Longstaffe a PhD student in History at the University of British Columbia is writing about low income women’s experiences of housing, marginalization, and community organizing in East Vancouver between the 1960s and 1980s. She will use archival documents and
oral history interviews. If you choose to participate, you can choose the location of the interview. It will last between one and two hours. You can end it at any time. You may choose to have a one-on-one interview or you can invite a friend or family member. Megan will make an audio recording of the interview and you will receive a copy to keep.
If you would like more information, have questions, and/or are interested in participating,
please contact Meghan Longstaffe, PhD Candidate, Department of History, UBC by
telephone at (778) 939-2455 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: I am a student working under the supervision of Dr. Paige Raibmon, Associate
Professor, Department of History, UBC. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Longstaffe _Raymur Oral Histories Poster (Invitation)