East Van Cross Project to Benefit Pivot Legal Society


 



As the Holiday season is arriving shortly, an option for gift giving is the new East Van pendant which is based on the East Van monument [at Clark & 6th Ave].

"The East Van Cross Project began with the iconic Monument for East Vancouver sculpture created by Ken Lum. Developed from a graffiti symbol that has circulated for several decades, it is an expression of hope and defiance. Inspired by this meaningful piece of public art, designer Susan Fiedler has conceived a fund raising initiative to benefit Pivot Legal Society, which works to create social and systematic change in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Supported by the City of Vancouver through a licensing agreement, Fiedler has designed two pendants based on the sculpture.
Fiedler says “I have always loved the Monument for East Vancouver; it is emblematic of East Van. I wanted to find a way to link the power of that emblem with the incredible work done by Pivot Legal Society."



Pivot Legal Society is a leading Canadian human rights organization that uses the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Canada. Pivot's work includes challenging laws and policies that force people to the margins of society and keep them there. Since 2002, Pivot has won major victories for sex workers' rights, police accountability, affordable housing, and health and drug policy. 
Order a pendant at www.eastvancrossproject.com (small $175 or large $325 CDN with chain) - $25 from each pendant sold will be donated to Pivot Legal Society. A larger range of jewellery based on the Monument will be available in the Spring of 2015.

Take a peek at the Facebook page and site for more details.

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