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As Eugene OR restores Right to Sleep at Night, Freedom Sleepers Plan for 21st Night Out
Date Tuesday December 01
Time 6:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
At Ye Olde City Hall 809 Center St. in the public commons area until it becomes privatized at 10 PM, and then onto the sidewalks!

The actual event time extends through the night and begins in the afternoon when unhoused folks are gathering (often to be harassed by police and security guards). The time can extend into late Wednesday morning when the harassment has often renewed. City authorities have banned the public from using the grassy areas to rest on during the day, and the entire courtyard area at night.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorRobert Norse
Emailrnorse3 [at] hotmail.com
Phone831-423-4833
EUGENE OPENS UP CAMPGROUNDS AND BUILDINGS, MAY EXPAND LEGAL SLEEP HOURS THERE
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/33731601-75/eugene-city-council-to-hold-hearing-on-proposed-overnight-sleeping-ordinance.html.csp


SANTA CRUZ HOMELESS SHIVER ON IN 21ST PROTEST
Huddling around the coffee pot, cuddling up in blankets and sleeping bags, occasionally munching PBJ sandwiches, rousing ourselves to remonstrate with police and security thugs when they come (as last week) to drive a sleeper out into the rain...


ASSEMBLY OF THOSE OUTSIDE AT RED CHURCH
Special pre-protest Organizing Meeting (refreshments MAY be available) in the Support Room of the Red Church (Cedar and Lincoln 5:30-6:30 PM.

Though open two nights via private charity efforts, Warming Centers have received zero support this winter from the Santa Cruz City Council--which postponed until January any further discussion of the issue.

Freedom Sleepers will be discussing what protests or other measures need to be taken to provide some survival street heat. The main purpose is to support the rights of unsheltered people in public spaces, build a coalition, and educate the community. Additionally some want to gauge how much support there is for continued Freedom Sleep-Out's and consider other alternatives.

The hour long meeting will be followed by vigiling, picketing, singing, socializing, & surviving another Tuesday Freedom Sleep-Out night.


BERKELEY BLACK LIVES MATTER JOINS FIRST-THEY-CAME-FOR-THE-HOMELESS IN TUESDAY RALLY
Following up on a weeklong nightly sleepout outside Old City Hall, houseless folks and their supporters, there will be a rally and march to the 7 PM City Council meeting there. At issue: three anti-homeless ordinances and a spineless report about the Berkeley Police and their actions during the Black Lives Matters protests a year ago when people were tear gassed, shot at with bean-bag rounds and struck with batons.


UNHOUSED GAIN LEGAL MUSCLE IN MANTECA AND SALINAS
http://www.mantecabulletin.com/m/section/1/article/129878/

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/news_blog/salinas-homeless-intend-to-sue-city-for-anti-camping-ordinance/article_7aa40aa2-93af-11e5-9fd3-2b9be58dc008.html


KEEPING AN EYE ON THE WELL-ARMED IN SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz Supporters of the Freedom SleepOut are encouraged to bring blankets, food, friends, and video devices. Last time police dragged off a homeless man trying to sleep out of the rain next to the City Council offices. (See https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/11/26/18780377.php )


Usual Cautionary Note: This description of the upcoming event reflects my own perspectives though likely those of others as well.
Added to the calendar on Monday Nov 30th, 2015 3:45 PM
§21st Community Sleepout
by repost Tuesday Dec 1st, 2015 5:13 PM
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The 21st Community Sleepout for the 21st Century Activist
Join Us!

Sleepout Schedule:

5:00pm - Sleepout begins
6:00pm - General Assembly
9:00pm - snacks & sandwiches
10:00pm - set up camp and sleep
7:30am - breakfast

REASONS FOR THE SLEEP-OUT

Authorities continue to harass and cite members of the Santa Cruz unhoused community with citations.

This is happening even though there is no emergency walk-in shelter for the city's 1500-2000 homeless; waiting lists are full and generally seem to require a "path to housing", social worker, and/or disability check.

GUIDELINES AND GRUB

There will also be a set of proposed guidelines issued at the 6 PM General Assembly Tuesday, suggesting a "quiet for sleepers" and clean-up policy.

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