Dr. Martin Luther King associate and longtime Vancouver resident Jack O’Dell will be a featured participant in “Speaking of Freedom,” a fundraising event for a new Downtown Eastside senior’s resource, the Elder’s Resource Sanctuary. Mr. O’Dell will join Leon Bibb, Dr. Lee Brown, Robert Nahanee, Harsha Walia and others in inspirational readings, followed by entertainment, featuring old and new civil rights songs, by Dalannah Gail Bowen, Joani Bye, Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders, and Michael Creber. Participants will read quotes from King, Nelson Mandela, and other world leaders who were advocates of peace among the nations. The Downtown Eastside Elder’s Resource Sanctuary will provide a safe and positive space that encourages physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness among the senior residents of the DTES.
7:30 p.m. February 21, St. Andrew’s Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson at Burrard St.
Tickets: www.ticketstonight.ca or at the door