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Plan Downtown Protest Against the Sleeping Ban Injunction

Date:
Monday, June 01, 2009
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Robert Norse
Email:
rnorse3@hotmail. com
Phone:
831-423-4833
Address:
309 Cedar PMB #14B Santa Cruz 95060
Location Details:
Lincoln and Cedar in Downtown Santa Cruz across from the Farmer's market on the grass outside Calvary Episcopal Church

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 Sun, May 31, 2009 12:29AM
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