At Home in the Hood: Stories from Prince George's Inner City VLA neighborhood

At Home in the Hood 
January 24, 2014 - 12pm 
Free event and open to all
YAP, 1160 7th Avenue
Prince George 

In January 2014, CBC Radio in Prince George will be airing a special series called "At Home in the Hood" telling the stories of people who live in the VLA. We hope you'll join us January 24 at YAP in downtown Prince George -- as CBC hosts an inspiring, interesting noon time chat and music concert.

Our live event will be an educational, interactive, musical, food-rich Town Hall on the VLA. The VLA neighbourhood of Prince George was originally built to provide affordable housing for World War II veterans. Today, the neighbourhood has a reputation for being poor and crime-ridden. But for many people - it is home.

We'll meet the children, teachers, seniors and other citizens who call the VLA home. And we hope to get people talking about why there's a divide between "the hood" and the rest of Prince George.

Following the Town Hall, we will turn the stage over to the Coldsnap Music Festival. We'll groove to the Boom Booms, a Vancouver band focused on addressing issues of poverty around the world and at home in B.C. and Prince George's Derek Joyce, who lives in the VLA neighbourhood himself.

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