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Plan Downtown Protest Against the Sleeping Ban Injunction
Date Monday June 01
Time 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details
Lincoln and Cedar in Downtown Santa Cruz across from the Farmer's market on the grass outside Calvary Episcopal Church
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRobert Norse
Emailrnorse3@hotmail. com
Phone831-423-4833
Address309 Cedar PMB #14B Santa Cruz 95060
Community meeting of homeless folks, their supporters, and those outraged at Friday's court decision making sleeping downtown a jailing crime for Anna Richardson and Miguel de Leon.

The impact of the decision expands far beyond these two, since there are 1500-2000 homeless in Santa Cruz of whom less than 10% have shelter throughout the summer.

They face $97 citations, police harassment, theft and destruction of their property, and discrimination.

Educatiional protest was recently successful in restoring a positive relationship between Jack's (the hamburger joint next to the Nickelodeon) and the homeless community after numerous complaints of discrimination there.

Solidarity in resisting the police attack on the Farmer's Market Drum Circle has kept it going every Wednesday.

The Sleeping Ban was abolished in Los Angeles, San Diego, Richmond, and Laguna Beach. If redneck and yuppie communities can act reasonably towards the homeless, Santa Cruz can be persuaded to do the same.

Since the Downtown Association and their proxies on City Council (Robinson, Coonerty, Matthews) has been leading the crackdown on the homeless, it's time to "crack back".

Don't crack up, get crackin' ! Come on down and help organize!

More info on this situation at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/28/18598906.php ,
Added to the calendar on Sunday May 31st, 2009 12:29 AM
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