Sunday, October 5, 2008

Call for participants: homelessness rally October 18, 1-2pm

Folks, I wanted to let you know that a "STAND" for Homelessness is being organized for Saturday October 18th, from 1 - 2 p.m in front of New Westminster City Hall. This has been a grassroots movement started at the Carnegie Centre and has gradually spread and been taken up by many of the communities in our Province.

October 12th to October 19th is deemed "Homeless Week" that in itself is frightening.

This is a Rally of sorts except that the only requirement is that we stand together, forming a line, some with turquois banners which read "HOMES FOR ALL", some wearing turquois scarves and generally wave to people as they pass , if they acknowledge us. There are no speeches, loudspeakers, obvious organizers, drums, noisemakers etc. We may have some leaflets to hand out which outline certain demands of all levels of government. This is a non-partisan event, no one political party is the host, but the Coalition for Homelessness in New Westminster. This is a respectful joining of citizens in our community coming together to identify a critical crisis of the Homeless. Dave Brown, Lookout, is the point person on this. I am only assisting to get the word out. Please pass this information on to your neighbours and friends. All I did was go through my e-mail addresses and try to pick out people I know in New West.

Hope to see you on the 18th!

Lorraine Logan

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