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Vigil of Remembrance and Solidarity
December 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Vigil will be held on National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day and the longest night of the year. The aims of the Vigil are to:
- Remember the 79 people who died outside on Portland streets in the past year.
- Support the Foster Street Homeless Shelter opening in 2019.
- Call on Portland leaders to end punitive sweeps and over-policing of the homeless.
- Commit as a community to equitable access for the homeless of bathrooms, garbage and safe overnight camping areas.
We will gather at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 5415 SE Powell at 5 p.m. Folks will walk in a silent procession for 3/4-mile to the Foster Street Shelter, where the Vigil will take place. This event is being organized by 4 Lutheran churches – Bethlehem, Central, St. Mark’s and Pilgrim.