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24 Hour Vigil for the Homeless Who Have died on our Streets
Date Tuesday January 17
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
New Berkeley City Hall 2180 Milvia, Berkeley
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorFirst They Came for the Homeless
A vigil for the homeless who have died of exposure this year, especially those in Berkeley.
A 24 hour vigil starting at 5 PM A press conference around five or so. Candles lit at 6 pm.

Body of homeless woman found near Berkeley High

“It sickens me that we live in a society where we think of ourselves as civilized and people freeze to death because they have nowhere to live,

Four homeless people die of exposure in Portland in first 10 days of 2017

"Karen Lee Batts, 52, was found in a downtown parking garage on 7 January after being evicted from her low-income housing unit, where she had $338 of unpaid rent."

(The Berkeley City Council will be at New City Hall meeting in closed session at 5:30 PM about a lawsuit regarding the downtown Berkeley Post Office, at which the organizers, First They Came for the Homeless, maintained a 17-month occupation until April, 2016.)
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jan 15th, 2017 10:08 PM