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January WHEEL/Women in Black Vigil

January 17 @ 1:00 PM

Dear Friends of WHEEL/Women in Black:

Our hearts are overwhelmed.

From the complete December 2017 list of homeless deaths from the King County Medical Examiners/Health Care for the Homeless, Women in Black learned of THREE additional outdoor/violent homeless deaths that occurred in December.  With these deaths, the 2017 outdoor/violent homeless death count—at 93 —is a shattering all-time record.

From NOON to 1 PM Wednesday, January 17th, outside the Seattle Justice Center (at 5th/Cherry), we will stand to honor these not-forgotten people:

**Jeffrey Klein, 56, who died of natural causes outside in Redmond on 12/21.
**Christi Jackson, 50, beloved of Angeline’s, who died at 85 Yesler on 12/24; cause pending.
**Egnacio Marino, 76, who died of anoxic encephalopathy (drowned?) at Pier 46 on 12/26.

This vigil will be dedicated to Lantz Rowland, beloved, irascible and very wise leader of SHARE/WHEEL, Tent City3, and many other efforts, who died recently.  He will be missed beyond words.

In the context of 93 outdoor deaths in 2017 and the highest number of unsheltered people in our history, we cannot afford to lose even one shelter bed or support service.  Late last year the Seattle Human Services Department announced MAJOR Shelter and Service cuts for 2018—cuts that disproportionately impact homeless women.  Although some of these cuts are delayed into spring or summer 2018, please continue to appeal to Mayor Durkan  (206.684.4000, [email protected]) AND your City Councilmembers demanding that they REVERSE ALL OF THE SHELTER/SERVICE CUTS.  Without shelter and support, people die.

JOIN OUR VIGIL, AND JOIN US IN CRYING OUT FOR SHELTER, SAFETY AND JUSTICE!

Thank you!
WHEEL/Women in Black

Details

Date:
January 17
Time:
1:00 PM
Event Categories:
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Organizer

WHEEL
Phone:
206-956-0334
Email:
wheelorg@yahoo.com

Venue

Seattle Justice Center
600 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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