From community organizer to city councillor to member of Parliament, Libby Davies has spent a lifetime fighting for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Now, she is sharing her story in a new book. Outside In: A Political Memoir begins with her early days with the Downtown Eastside Residents Association, more than 40 years ago. “It was a neighbourhood, it was a community of people,” she says. “It wasn’t just some area that could be wiped out.