On Thursday July 11th at 10:00 AM in Pigeon Park, over 15 residents associations, community economic development non-profits, family and cultural service organizations, aboriginal organizations and various other non-profits from the DTES stood in solidarity to respond to the vandalism, intimidation, harassment and targeted pickets that have taken place lately. This is the statement that we have jointly released. A Joint Call for respectful community discourse, free from vandalism, intimidation and slander. ALIVE’s Executive Director Scott Clark spoke at the gathering, along with representatives from various community groups and residents. View video coverage from CBC news here. And a story from the National Post here. The event was also covered in the gastown gazette. Read story here. and a piece by Wes Regan, Executive Director of Hastings Crossing BIA here.