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About this collection

The Sandy Cameron (1931-2010) Collection contains selected poems written by the late social activist and poet of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Sandy Cameron. Currently, the collection consists of one of Sandy's published books: "Being True to Ourselves: Downtown Eastside Poems of Resistance". This collection is considered to be a continuation of the Bud Osborn (1947-2014) Collection created in 2015. Cameron was an intellectual mentor to Bud Osborn as well as a colleague and friend to many in the Downtown Eastside and beyond. Cameron was known as “the conscience of the community” who promoted class equality and social justice through his many articles and poems. His poetry, much like Osborn’s, is a cultural reflection of many of the issues still relevant in the Downtown Eastside today including human rights, community, and First Nations issues. 

If you are intersted in learning more about Sandy Cameron, please visit his website Memory is the Mother of the Community

If you are interested in related poetry collections from the Downtown Eastside take a look at The Bud Osborn (1947-2014) Collection.

Note: Suggested Topics refer to Carnegie Centre Special Collections Index

 
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