Cardboard Project 3.0 highlights the pandemic's impact on Vancouver’s DTES via a virtual talk show on May 15

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      Employ to Empower is presenting the Cardboard Project 3.0, a free event taking the form of a virtual talk show, this Saturday (May 15).

      The event is connected to the Cardboard Project, an artistic exhibit that features a collection of 100+ written experiences by Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents. 

      The Cardboard Project 3.0 will run from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pacific time, and be split into three 2 1/2-hour sessions, each featuring different voices from the DTES community. 

      Speakers will include Employ to Empower entrepreneurs as well as community figures such as Overdose Prevention Society executive-director Sarah Blyth, Hastings Sunrise MLA Niki Sharma, SFU professor Diane Finegold, and licensed practical nurses Hannah Ahn and Shafia Ali.

      "Our goal for this event," reads the Cardboard Project 3.0 info, "is to provide a space to reflect on our year, remind us of our resiliency, and shed light on the importance of staying socially connected within our communities, in whatever way we can. Most importantly, we hope to give insight to the impact that the global pandemic has had on our DTES community."

      All proceeds from the Cardboard Project 3.0 will help low-income entrepreneurs access business mentoring and resources through Employ To Empower.

      To find more info and register for the event go here