221A welcomes Tessa Tomlinson & Courtenay Mayes

October 31, 2018

221A is pleased to welcome Tessa Tomlinson as its Librarian, Collections and Courtenay Mayes as its Coordinator, Operations.

Tomlinson is a recent graduate of the Library and Information Sciences Masters program at the University of British Columbia. Tomlinson takes on the role of managing and activating 221A’s growing Pollyanna 圖書館 Library Collection. Her role builds on the work of Hannah Dempsey, who departed in late summer to attend graduate school in library sciences and was the organization’s inaugural Collections Librarian.

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Comix for Community Solidarity

September 25, 2018

221A is pleased to announce Comix for Community Solidarity, a social infrastructure program developed by 221A Fellow William Dereume and Librarian Vincent Tao.

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

This phrase, often referenced as a working definition of solidarity, has been attributed to Murri artist and activist Lilla Watson. She demurs to claiming ownership of something borne of collective labour. Watson’s preferred citation: Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s.

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Job Posting – Coordinator, Operations

August 31, 2018

Full-Time
Salary: $35,000 + vacation and benefits
Primary Job Location: 221 E Georgia St., Vancouver, British Columbia.
Reporting to: Executive Director.
Read the full Job Posting (.PDF).

221A is seeking applications for employment in the role of Coordinator, Operations. This new core position at 221A fulfills internal communications, deadline setting and workflow functions for the Society’s programs and services, while providing meeting support for the Board of Directors and Board Committees.

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2018-19 Board Members

August 26, 2018

At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, members in good standing elected a slate of candidates to serve as Board Members, holding office until the close of the 2019 AGM.

221A thanked outgoing Board Members Naomi Sawada (2015–2018) and Miyo Takeda (2016–2018) for their years of service and welcomed new members Am Johal and Linus Lam.

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