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Santa Love in Downtown Santa Cruz
Date Sunday December 20
Time 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Pacific Ave at Soquel (New Leaf), Santa Cruz, CA
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorBrent
Several Santas will be downtown offering loving Santa hugs, hot cocoa and cookies and warm clothing to passersby. He will offer love to everyone but especially those who seem to need it the most. He will be profiling people seeking just those Santa Love-needy folks and then doling out the love. There will be several elves ladling cocoa and offering cookies, wool mittens and warm clothing.

The dichotomy is that it is illegal to sleep outside (tickets are plentiful) and rangers trash homeless' belongings when camps in wooded areas are discovered. The excessive amount of tickets written to homeless folks downtown sends the message that they are not welcome. Santa Love would like to send the message that they are welcome and loved.

We welcome you to join us at Santa Love. Please bring warm clothes, wool mittens, warm socks, lots of cookies and most of all, your Santa Love.
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Dec 17th, 2009 9:11 PM
§oops, I left out a passage
by Santa Love Friday Dec 18th, 2009 2:15 PM
Somehow I left out this passage when posting to Indymedia, but I have it right on Facebook. Oops, my bad. Without the first sentence the second sentence makes no sense.

"I made a visit to Santa Cruz's Homeless Resource Center and found that showers and laundry services are easily obtained shifting the focus of this event. The dichotomy is that it is illegal to sleep outside (tickets are plentiful) and rangers trash homeless' belongings when camps in wooded areas are discovered."
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Liar RobertIt's too obviousTuesday Dec 22nd, 2009 4:09 PM
Support a "Sleeping, Yes!, Littering No!" ordinance; Call City CouncilRobert NorseSunday Dec 20th, 2009 11:28 PM
Stop playing coy RobertIt's too obviousSunday Dec 20th, 2009 11:23 AM
Campers--camp lightly on the land. Rangers--back off the poor!Robert NorseSaturday Dec 19th, 2009 4:12 PM
I'm not Pat andits not a diatribeSaturday Dec 19th, 2009 11:25 AM
HUGS, welcoming, and belonging are the right messageBecky JohnsonSaturday Dec 19th, 2009 10:35 AM
I will respect the campersWhen they respect the camps`Saturday Dec 19th, 2009 7:24 AM

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