Yehuda: Photos @ Tent City in Uptown 2

24 photos – From the August 29-30 Tent City in Uptown: A Sleep Out and Protest

https://www.facebook.com/events/468960209948926/

The park district, law enforcement and local leaders continue to displace the homeless under the lake shore drive viaducts and along the lakefront parks. We see these attacks as part of a larger strategy pushed, most notably by Alderman Cappleman, to eradicate the homeless from the Uptown neighborhood entirely. Many of those who are now being harassed once had housing that was bought up and flipped by local developers with the help of local city officials. In protest along with the homeless themselves, we will be sleeping out in tents to bring light to this war waged by the city on Uptown’s most vulnerable. This protest will call for more low-cost housing in the neighborhood, an end to harassment of social services and shelters by the alderman and city, an end to the mass evictions of those who are near homeless, inclusive people based development, an end to the mass removal of the homeless under the viaducts and in parks.

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Thanks!
-Yehuda

Cops try to shut down homeless rights protest – FAIL!

Courtesy of Gay Liberation Network and Andy Thayer

On August 29th, a homeless rights encampment in Chicago stood up to police threats earlier in the evening to shut it down. This is an important free speech precedent following the shut down of Occupy encampments by police forces around the country working in concert with the Obama administration.

Following footage of the rebuffing of the police, organizers discuss why they did their protest.

Tent City in Uptown: Print this Flyer!

Download Release Version A PDF -> uptown-sleep-out.20150818a.pdf

Download Release Version B PDF -> uptown-sleep-out.20150818b.pdf

Tent City in Uptown: A Sleep Out and Protest

Please print this flyer and give one to everyone you can. Post it at your work, in stores, in businesses, on poles and everywhere you can think of. Call your friends and family near and far!

This is a family event, bring your children, parents, grandparents and pets!

Join Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/468960209948926

Thanks!
-Yehuda

1st Annual Uptown Tent City Sleep Out

Saturday Aug 29 at 11:00am to Sunday Aug 30 at 11:00am

In the Park at the NE corner of Marine Drive & Wilson Avenue
West of the Lake Shore Drive & Wilson Avenue Viaduct

Tent City in Uptown: A Sleep Out and Protest

Join Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/468960209948926

The park district, law enforcement and local leaders continue to displace the homeless under the lake shore drive viaducts and along the lakefront parks. We see these attacks as part of a larger strategy pushed, most notably by Alderman Cappleman, to eradicate the homeless from the Uptown neighborhood entirely. Many of those who are now being harassed once had housing that was bought up and flipped by local developers with the help of local city officials. In protest along with the homeless themselves, we will be sleeping out in tents to bring light to this war waged by the city on Uptown’s most vulnerable. This protest will call for more low-cost housing in the neighborhood, an end to harassment of social services and shelters by the alderman and city, an end to the mass evictions of those who are near homeless, inclusive people based development, an end to the mass removal of the homeless under the viaducts and in parks.

Bring a tent, sleeping bag, or shopping cart and set up camp with us. We’ll be on the grass, under trees, wherever. Make sure there’s room to pass, so no blocking the sidewalks, simply be a presence to show solidarity with the homeless. Bring protest signs if you are able to.

Protest with us as long as you can. Feel free to bring food if you have any to share!

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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