Search - List of Books by Jean Swanson

Jean Swanson is an anti-poverty activist living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jean Swanson is a coordinator of Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP), an organization dedicated to the welfare of the Downtown Eastside, one of Canada's poorest neighbourhoods. She believes that "The way to “revitalize” (the) community would be to restore purchasing power to the low-income residents who live (there): Raise welfare rates, end the barriers to getting on welfare and boost the minimum wage."

Swanson also founded and works with the group End Legislated Poverty, a British Columbia coalition with stated aims to "educate and organize in order to make governments reduce and end poverty".

In the 1980s, Swanson worked with the BC Solidarity Coalition, as well as Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Residents Association (DERA).

She was also previous national chair of the National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO)., and was also the recipient of the 2007 Carleton University's Kroeger College Award for Citizenship and Community Affairs, an award recognizing "creativity, persistence, and overall leadership in demonstrating the value of a locally based initiative." Swanson was chosen for the award "for her tireless work against poverty in Canada. (She) is a private individual living in Vancouver who the jury concluded best represented the qualities of commitment, leadership, and community ties."

Swanson is also the author of Poor Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion.
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Total Books: 7
The Dick Francis Companion
2003 - The Dick Francis Companion (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425181874
ISBN-10: 0425181871
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Reference
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Killer Books A Reader's Guide to Exploring the Popular World of Mystery and Suspense
By a Woman's Hand A Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women
1996 - By a Woman's Hand a Guide to Mystery Fiction By Women [2nd Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780425154724
ISBN-10: 0425154726
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Reference, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 4

By a Woman's Hand A Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women
1994 - By a Woman's Hand a Guide to Mystery Fiction By Women (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780425141434
ISBN-10: 0425141438
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Reference, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 4

Poor-Bashing The Politics of Exclusion
Poor-bashing the Politics of Exclusion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781896357447
ISBN-10: 189635744X
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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