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mla-welfare-challenge-part-2

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  1. 1. MLA Welfare Challenge Jagrup Brar, MLA January 1-31, 2012
  2. 2. Press conference to announce the MLA Welfare Challenge
  3. 3. Jonquil Halgate, Jean Swanson and Constance Barnes at the press conference to announce the MLA Welfare Challenge
  4. 4. Talking to reporters at the MLAWelfare Challenge announcement
  5. 5. January 1, 2012 my family walks me to the skytrain station to begin the challenge
  6. 6. Press conference to begin the challenge
  7. 7. Surrey Urban Mission where I spent my first night
  8. 8. Homeless and sleeping in a shelter my first night
  9. 9. Working cleaning the Mission before my breakfast
  10. 10. Discussing my budget with reporters
  11. 11. Tracking where my money went
  12. 12. Looking for homes in Surrey
  13. 13. Rooms sometimes are only as big as the bed
  14. 14. My home for the first 15 days
  15. 15. The results of my first shopping trip
  16. 16. Free bread from the Surrey UrbanMission for those living in poverty
  17. 17. Meeting seniors who help support the Surrey Urban Mission
  18. 18. Discussing the impact of increased costs on fixed income seniors
  19. 19. Child poverty is the highest in the country
  20. 20. Teen mothers struggle to make ends meet and go to school
  21. 21. Farm workers make less than minimum wage
  22. 22. Immigrants often struggle to find jobs in their fields
  23. 23. The Food Bank is no longer an emergency need
  24. 24. The Food Bank has become a regular source of food for many
  25. 25. The Food Banks serve over 90,000 people in BC
  26. 26. Moving to Vancouver
  27. 27. Many are interested in where I will live in Vancouver during the challenge
  28. 28. My new home for the month
  29. 29. Welcome to my room
  30. 30. The fridge doesn’t work
  31. 31. My bed against the wall
  32. 32. My new refrigerator
  33. 33. Thoughts from my children
  34. 34. No TV or internet wondering how I will keep up with the outside world
  35. 35. The bathroom
  36. 36. Writing my journals
  37. 37. Learning my way around the downtown eastside
  38. 38. Carnegie Townhall meeting on the downtown eastside
  39. 39. Sharing my thoughts on the policy discussion
  40. 40. Chatting with Seth Klein aboutshocking numbers from the CCPA
  41. 41. Food lineups can consume your day
  42. 42. Washing up from breakfast
  43. 43. Binning is a way many on the downtown eastside survive
  44. 44. Preparing to return to my life in Surrey, walking to the final news conference with my buddy
  45. 45. Questions?

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