2013 Winter Solstice Vigil December 21st

Winter Solstice Candlelight Vigil for All 2013 Homeless Deaths

Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Starts at SUNSET, 4:20 PM, at the TREE OF LIFE
(Victor Steinbrueck Park, north of Pike Place Market),

then silent procession to
Silent Vigil at Westlake Park (4th & Pine) 5-6 PM

then Post-Vigil Gathering @ the Josephinum (1902—2nd Ave)

December 21st is the Winter Solstice, the longest night. The National Coalition for the Homeless designates it “National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.” On this day, WHEEL (a grassroots organizing effort) and Church of Mary Magdalene (an ecumenical ministry) will stand a special one-hour, candlelight, Women in Black vigil to remember all the homeless men and women who have died this year outside or by violence in King County.

This year the death rate among homeless people has been EXTREMELY high; almost twice the rate of death as last year.  As of early December, at least 51 people died have outside/by violence in 2013.

Please join us for our Women in Black Solstice activities, which start at sunset (4:20 PM) at our Tree of Life!  Women and men are welcome; candles are provided, and we’ll join together for a post-vigil gathering to share stories, fellowship and comfort.

For more information: WHEEL (206) 956-0334

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