top
Santa Cruz IMC
Santa Cruz IMC
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 12/15/2015
Some Freedom Sleepers Braving the Cold for SleepOut #23
Date Tuesday December 15
Time 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Location Details
The courtyard and sidewalk adjacent to the "No Trespassing" Mudpit that once was the City Hall lawn area. 809 Center St. across from the Main library. Protest will last until morning.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorRobert Norse
Emailrnorse3 [at] hotmail.com
Phone831-423-4833
Address309 Cedar St. P.O. Box 14B, Santa Cruz, 95060
STILL SHIVERING AFTER ALL THESE WEEKS
Following a Sunday Freedom Sleepers Forum with Robert Aguirre of San Jose, Tristia Beauman of the National Law Center, and Keith McHenry of Food Not Bombs--and a Community TV broadcast, some Freedom Sleepers will continue the weekly vigil in front of City Hall.

Folks need to make their way through the cold to the few open bathrooms and should not expect much in the way of food and drink (though there may be some).


A LOOK BACK
Audio from last week's Freedom Sleepout 22 is available at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb151213.mp3 (2 hours and 30 minutes into the file).

Alex does his usual excellent video coverage of #22 at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/12/14/18780968.php .
Zav has documented the earlier confrontation at the annual City Council feast which sought to exclude the homeless and the public at the Palomar at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/12/09/18780826.php .

My audio of the event is 48 minutes into the http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb151213.mp3 audio file, but is hard to hear.

ADDITIONAL INFO

See https://www.facebook.com/events/571481246340033/ for Steve Pleich's posting announcing Sleep-Out #23.

Some Freedom Sleepers will be gathering at 4 PM prior to the Sleep-Out at City Hall to discuss next steps and new tactics.

Toby Nixon of HAAC and other determined souls may be taking over the sleep-out's beginning on December 22nd. Contact Toby to support his effort at 408-582-4152.

The current issue of Street Spirit newspaper has a critical review of former Mayor Don Lane's "compassionate letter" at http://www.thestreetspirit.org/on-homelessness-and-human-rights-in-santa-cruz/ .

Most of Lane's original letter: http://www.thestreetspirit.org/mayors-letter/

My own response to Lane is at http://www.thestreetspirit.org/activist-responds-to-santa-cruz-mayors-open-letter-on-homeless-issues/ .

Added to the calendar on Monday Dec 14th, 2015 10:14 PM

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 222.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network