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Bathrooms, Winter Survival, and Community Caring — A Rally — Join Us!
Date Tuesday September 25
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Santa Cruz City Hall Courtyard
809 Center St.
Santa Cruz, CA
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorConscience and Action
Emailhldrummond [at]
In spite of community outcry and demand that Louden Nelson bathrooms be unlocked and opened to the public by all of the City Council candidates (with the exception of Richelle Niroyan), the bathrooms are still barred to anyone not "in a program" at Louden Nelson.

This impacts the broader community, particularly elderly, disabled, and unhoused people. It negates a longstanding tradition of inclusive community service at Louden Nelson. Supervisor Iseth Rae closed the bathrooms last March; City Manager Martin Bernal reaffirmed it last July. It was done without any community discussion, city council process, health impact assessment, nor outreach to the vulnerable groups affected.

Food, music, and speakers will come together in the courtyard outside City Council meeting. Bring appropriate costumes and props (toilet paper, Depends, signs, doggie poop bags, etc.)--whatever feels appropriate.

Past articles: Pee & Poo Protest: Reopen Essential Bathrooms for the Public and the Poor at
Santa Cruz City Manager Refuses to Reopen Louden Nelson/San Lorenzo Park Bathrooms at
Bathroom Baloney--Expanded Speech to City Council on its anti-homeless restrooms policies at

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 18th, 2018 10:04 AM