Phones for Fearless 2008

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I had heard of Fearless City for over a year (from good folks like Lorraine and those at Raincity) but it wasn’t until I saw Irwin speak at Interesting Vancouver that I finally ‘got’ what they were doing.

The purpose of the larger Fearless Media Project is to facilitate community participation in the creation of media and community dialogue on issues relevant to people in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver. This cultural initiative connects documented visions and practices with community priorities and goals. With oversight from the DTES Community Arts Network coordinating body (CANCore), Fearless functions as a portal to arts and culture in “the heart of the city.” [FearlessCity]

The Phone for Fearless campaign is starting today and if you have an old mobile phone (heck, or even a new one) to donate, give these folks a call today as their doing pick-ups from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.

Donate your old mobile phones to help DTES artists share stories, and tap into life, jobs & family [FearlessCity]

Here is a list of ways you can help this initiative:
1. Your used mobile phones – preferably with video, camera, wi-fi 2. Cash donations (* tax deductible) or new phone donations 3. Conversation – tell your friends on your blog, twitter, etc. – post a badge.

Photo: Kris Krug on Flickr / Static Photography

If you have something for collection let the team know via
Twitter: FearlessCity
Email: info (at) fearlessmedia (dot) ca, Phone/SMS: (604) 644-4349
Voicemail: (604) 682-3269 ext 8320.

“We’ll come by on purple Yahoo bikes on Tues. Dec. 23rd & 30th to collect your devices, we’ll take your photo, bring treats, and thank you publicly with a link.”

Drop off after Tuesday the 23rd at the following locations:
Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews
Pathways – 390 Main Street (kitty corner from the Carnegie)
Raincity Studios – 1 Alexander St. @ Water st.

More information can be found on the Fearless City website including a mailing address if you’d like to send your phone in that way. Any further questions you might have can probably be answered here. You can also join Phones for Fearless on Facebook and the Flickr group.

If you are a DTES artist/resident or non-profit organization you can pick up your phone by attending Fearless City’s Wednesday meetings from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Lori Krill Co-op, 65 W Cordova, “to get peer training and find out how to get access to a phone and participate in Fearless City campaigns.”

To be a part of the collection team head over to the Raincity offices…. now to help out this afternoon, gather donations, and spread some cheer.

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  1. raincoasterTuesday, December 23rd, 2008 — 1:33pm PST

    Thanks, Rebecca! It never ceases to amaze me the way Vancouver comes together for Fearless, and today is no exception. I can’t imagine taking to the roads today on BIKES to pick up used phones, batteries, etc!

    Every day I see how Fearless City changes lives. So many people are getting new iPhones, etc for the holidays, and this is a great way to have two presents instead of one; one is your new gizmo, one is the warm fuzzies you get from knowing your castoffs are, to a very real extent, changing the world.

  2. daveoTuesday, December 23rd, 2008 — 1:41pm PST

    We’re out gathering phones now – call 6047805401 to have us come by and pick up – thanks!

  3. Taris JanitensTuesday, December 23rd, 2008 — 1:51pm PST

    Intersting concept I must say.. I admire the fact that you plug so many charities – good for you 🙂

  4. raincoasterTuesday, December 23rd, 2008 — 6:12pm PST

    Our Fearless Day 1 Roundup post is now updated to include you. Thanks again: our campaign continues to the first week of January, so if anyone missed us today, we can hook you up with Fearless in the next week or so, no worries.

    God, did I really do 300 DM’s? Yes, I did. My FINGERTIPS are tired.

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