Denver Direct: Campers Unite!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
WHAT: Sleep-In for Homeless Justice
WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2011
WHERE: Canyon and Broadway (grassy lawn along Boulder Creek west of Municipal
Gather and Potluck @ 6 pm
Speakers Circle @ 7:30 pm
Sleepers Bivouac @ 8:30 – 9 pm*
Sleep is not, should not, and must not be a crime.
Homeless Organized for More Equality (HOME) is sponsoring its second public sleep-in to protest the city ordinance forbidding sleep with shelter at night. The public is invited to join together with people who are homeless to eat , listen to stories, and sleep-in along Boulder Creek.
This protest is peaceful and nonviolent. It does not welcome drugs or alcohol and is earth friendly (leave no trace). Musical instruments, yes.
The sleep-in will break the law as it is currently written, and we do not know how the police will respond. They could write tickets and ask us to move along or may have some other response. Last year (May 2010) they did not ticket or disturb sleepers.
HOME , the ROCKY MOUNTAIN PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER and the AMERICAN CIVIL
LIBERTIES UNION all believe firmly that this law violates the 6th and 8th Amendments to the US Constitution* and is a “cruel and unusual punishment” of people who do not have housing.
*bivouac: to rest or assemble in a certain area
at 10:10 AM
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