When news of Jim Green's death broke early Tuesday morning, it brought together a wide set of friends and opponents, as they paid tribute to his work as a poverty advocate, housing developer, councillor, culture lover and ideas generator.
Jim Green photographed July 4th, 2003 with the old Woodwards Building "W" in the background. Green was one of the people instrumental in brokering a deal with the provincial government for the City of Vancouver to purchase the site for social housing
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Jim Green as Executive Director of the Downtown Eastside Residents Association fighting for CRAB Park in 1985.
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Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and Jim Green tour the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on Tuesday Sept. 21, 2004.
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At a private ceremony at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, family, friends and supporters gave longtime activist and former city councillor Jim Green a standing ovation, Sunday Feb. 26, 2012.