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Bud Osborn at Mike's Place, Wednesday, November 3rd
HUNDRED BLOCK ROCK
with David Lester and Wendy Atkinson
Ottawa Stop on National Tour for poet / music pairing
Wednesday, November 3rd
2nd Floor Unicentre
Event will include slide presentation of Vancouver East Photographer Lincoln
This event is sponsored by:
OPIRG- University of Ottawa
Sociology/Anthropology Graduate Student Caucus
& Octopus Books
For info call 232-0410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bud Osborn is Vancouver’s foremost spokesperson for the ‘scorned and the
scapegoated’ in the Downtown Eastside. Renowned as the poorest neighbourhood
in Canada, the Downtown Eastside is also a community of ‘brave souls
fighting for their dignity’. Poet Bud Osborn joins forces with musicians
David Lester and Wendy Atkinson on a CD entitled Hundred Block Rock (the
title refers to the 100 block of Hastings and Main Street). The CD was
recorded live on a downtown Vancouver rooftop capturing the raw energy of
Bud Osborn, a former addict himself, has been at the center of reformation
initiatives as a member of the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board, the Downtown
Eastside Residents Association and the Carnegie Center. He continues to
work on numerous campaigns concerning issues such as homelessness and harm
reduction, both locally and federally.
Bud Osborn with Wendy Atkinson and David Lester are currently touring
Canada, with stops on the current leg in Toronto and Montreal.
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