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Homeless Rights HoeDown Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 12-14)
by HUFF, Conscience in Action, & Jeremy Alderson
Monday Jun 11th, 2018 9:51 PM
Various events including Tuesday's Homelessness Marathon and City Council Speakout, Wednesday'a HUFF meeting and Juneteenth Celebration, and Thursday's Picketing Prejudice at Parks and Rec HQ are up for observaton and participation in the next few days.
From 9 AM to 9 PM on Tuesday June 12th, Free Radio Santa Cruz will broadcast the 20th Annual Homelessness Marathon. Schedule is reprinted below. Call-in to the nationwide broadcast at 866-LEFT-OUT (866-533-8688). Tune in to 101.3 FM or listen on line at

At 5:30 PM at City Hall, speakers will demand reopening of the Louden Nelson Center and San Lorenzo Bathrooms at City Council's "Two Minutes Only!" Oral Communications period. Show Up and Speak Up !

On Wednesday, June 13th, HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets at 11 AM-1 PM at the Sub Rosa Cafe to support Thursday's "Stop the Bathroom Busts!" protest.

On Wednesday June 13th, the annual Juneteenth celebration will be held at Louden Nelson Park noon-5 PM, hopefully with bathrooms open. See for more information.

On Thursday June 14th, Conscience in Action, Food Not Bombs, HUFF, and other activists will gather at noon in front of the Parks and Recreation Department to begin the first in a series of actions to restore basic rights and dignity to those outside and decency to the broader community. Poster at . For more homeless updates go to .

SCHEDULE OF THE Tuesday June 12th MARATHON (all times Pacific Daylight Time)

Hour 1 - 9 a.m.- 1- a.m. . - Live from the Poor People’s March on Washington. Guest Host, Rev. Bruce Wright.

Hour 2 - 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Paul Boden, field director for the Western Regional Advocacy Project on the “Right To Rest” and “Housekeys Not Handcuffs” movements; Amanda Brown-Hunter, head of an Amarillo homeless camp that is in hiding,

Hour 3* – 11:00 – noon – “Homelessness, Housing and Human Rights in DC” – Guest Host, Parissa Nourouzi

Hour 4 – noon – 1:00 p.m.- TBA

Hour 5* – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Homelessness and the Indigenous Peoples of North America.” Guest Host, Derrick Toledo

Hour 6 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Helena Liikanen-Renger, Press Counselor for the Embassy of Finland will discuss how it happens that Finland is housing all of its rough sleepers, while the rest of Europe is in a homelessness crisis.

Hour 7* – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – “We Got The Power: Lessons in the Fight Against Poverty for Women and Girls” – Guest Host, Carmen Berkley

Hour 8 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Attorney Jason Flores, who is suing Denver on behalf of the homeless. Then journalist and activist Mike Rhodes with an update on homelessness in Fresno.

Hour 9 – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – A conversation with Bill Higgins, a former submarine officer who became homeless (right before Trump took office, he told us how happy he was that Ben Carson was to be HUD Secretary, but that’s not what he says today). Then, attorney Judith Berkan, will speak from Puerto Rico on hurricane recovery.

Hour 10* – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Homeless Faculty and Students in Higher Education. Guest hosts, Corrine Ruff and Shalina Chatlani.

Hour 11 – 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. – Kent Anderson, Chief High Risk Services Officer, Waikiki Health, will report some facts on just how young kids there are when they become homeless and what happens to them. Then a look at homelessness in Portland, ME.

Hour 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – “A DC Street Poet, His Reflections and His Lawsuit.” Then Richard Tripp’s Taxi to Heaven, a memorial for homeless advocates who have died since our last broadcast, Richard Tripp among them.

*=Produced by station WPFW, with our thanks.
by Robert Norse Wednesday Jun 13th, 2018 7:11 PM
For those who didn't notice, the Santa Cruz Juneteenth celebration will be held Saturday June 16th not on Wednesday the 13th.

Sorry about that.

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