San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
present a HOMELESSNESS ACTION WEEK event
AN EVENING OF ART, FILM AND DIALOGUE
in support of RAINCITY HOUSING & SUPPORT SOCIETY'S
LGBTQ+ SHELTER FOR YOUTH
Thursday October 17th
Join us for a special film and art event to raise awareness about youth homelessness!
Mix-&-mingle at a pre-film reception(appetizers + cash bar) and preview a special art exhibition by the "Out of the Rain Project"
Tickets are limited and are selling fast!
- Catch a special charity screening of the award-winning film, Sugar, starring Shenae Grimes (90210; Degrassi -) and Marshall Allman (Trueblood)
- Engage with community change-makers at a post-film panel discussion Rotimi Rainwater - Sugar Director; Judy Graves – former Advocate for the Homeless, City of Vancouver; Aaron Munro – Raincity Housing, Manager Community Development; and Eireann Day -- Vancouver's Housing First Speakers’ Bureau. Moderated by Am Johal, SFU Director of Community Engagement,Vancity Office of Community Engagement,SFU Woodwards Cultural Unit.
Art Reception at Vancouver Community College (Main Entrance Atrium - 250 W. Pender. Enter off of Hamilton): 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
Film Screening at SFU Woodward’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (149 W. Hastings St.): 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Art reception and film event tickets are limited and available in advance only through Eventbrite. Buy yours early!
ABOUT THE FILM:
Based on the filmmaker’s own past experience of homelessness, Sugar is the story of a young girl with a troubled past trying to survive on the streets of Venice Beach, California. It tells an all too common story ofa troubled youth learning how to stop hiding, and to start healing. A moving, realistic look at what forces so many youth onto the streets and what they go through to survive. It is not a story of redemption, it is a story of reality.
Winner - Community Vision Award - Cinema At The Edge
Runtime: 98 Minutes
Classified 14A: Frequent coarse language; sexually suggestive scenes; drug use.
Homeless Action Week is an annual regional campaign across Metro Vancouver aimed at raising awareness about and building community capacity and partnerships for local solutions to homelessness. Homelessness Action Week 2013 takes place from October 13th to 19th. Click here for more information on other HAW events in municipalities across Metro Vancouver. Click here for info about HAW events within the City of Vancouver.
As part of HAW 2013, the City of Vancouver has joined with Reel Causes to raise awareness about, promote dialogue around, and inspire action for change on homelessness issues and solutions.
Raincity Housing and Support Society is a grassroots organization built around compassion, purpose and a commitment to delivering progressive housing and support solutions for people living with mental illness, addictions and other challenges.
When & Where
Vancouver Community College Downtown (Pre-film Art Reception) - 250 W. Pender; Enter off Hamilton + Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema - Goldcorp Centre for the Arts ("Sugar" Screening)
149 West Hastings Street
BC V6B 1G8
Thursday, 17 October 2013 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
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Reel Causes is a Vancouver-based registered BC non-profit society that connects and engages filmgoers with Canadian non-profits working to address social justice, environmental and health-related issues.
Our events are a chance to meet new friends, screen award-winning independent films, and learn about and connect with organizations making change in our community and beyond!