Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:13 by Natasha Neale
Designer and Social Entrepreneur Susan Fiedler has conceived a fundraising initiative called the East Van Cross Project to benefit Pivot Legal Society, a leading Canadian human rights organization that uses the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Canada. (Pivot has won major victories for sex workers' rights, police accountability, affordable housing, and health and drug policy.)
Developed from a graffiti symbol that has circulated for several decades, the Monument for East Vancouver sculpture created by Ken Lum is an expression of hope and defiance. Inspired by this meaningful piece of public art, Fiedler was the first individual to be granted a license from the City of Vancouver to reproduce the iconic East Van Cross in the form of jewelry; beginning with two sterling silver pendants with a larger range of jewelry based on the Monument to follow this Spring. $25 from each pendant sold will be donated to Pivot Legal Society, and as of early December $2000 has been raised.