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Busting Backpack Bigotry and Bad Laws Downtown
Date Wednesday March 05
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
In front of the Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company on Pacific Avenue at 1330 Pacific Avenue
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorRobert Norse
Emailrnorse3 [at]
Address309 Cedar St. #14B Santa Cruz 95060
Housed and houseless advocates of fair treatment in cafes are returning to encourage downtown cafes not to discriminate against homeless people with backpacks.

We are also encouraging peaceful restoration of the vital downtown scene being crushed under the Downtown Ordinances that drove away the Great Morgani and other street performers. Bring instruments, signs, friends, video!

An account of the last protest "Successful Protest Against Backpack Bigotry Restores Street Scene for Two Hours" is at

More info and stories on the issue: "Houseless Protest Downtown Cafés Over Claims of Discrimination" at .

"Cafe HUFF to Research Backpack Bigotry near Coffee Roasting Company " at

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Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 3rd, 2014 11:04 PM
§Stop the Stupidity!
by Robert Norse Monday Mar 3rd, 2014 11:04 PM

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§No excuses for bigotry
by Robert Norse Tuesday Mar 4th, 2014 11:39 AM
Folks are invited to share opinions and pass them on to others in hopes that cafe managements around town will resume prior non-discriminatory behavior and serve homeless people, even in the face of pressure from those certain interest groups who want to drive the poor out of town.

Please post your own experiences positive and negative here and share them on facebook and other websites.

HUFF's sidewalk coffee will be free and in keeping with our motto: We Reserve the Right to Serve Everyone.