On June 10th, The Mainlander hosted The Foreign Invest Myth: Understanding the Housing Crisis & Confronting Racism in Vancouver, a panel with Jackie Wong, Pablo Mendez and Henry Yu. Here are the videos (Q & A forthcoming).
Jackie Wong talks about her experience interviewing Chinese seniors who live in Chinatown, and some of the assumptions people make about race, ethnicity and income in Vancouver.
Pablo Mendez looks at the statistical breakdown of renters in Vancouver and talks about the problems with addressing the affordability crisis with an “affordable home ownership” strategy.
Henry Yu talks about the history of racism and colonialism in Vancouver. He talks about the neoliberal market as the driving factor of Vancouver’s affordability crisis.