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Please join WHEEL/Women in Black at the Homeless Remembrance Project’s Tree of Life (Victor Steinbrueck Park, north of Pike Place Market) at sunset – 4:20 PM – on Thursday, Decembers 21st.  We will be honoring all homeless people who’ve died outside or by violence this year in King County–at least 88 already; a shattering record.

After a brief ritual at the Tree of Life, we will silently walk through the Market to Westlake Park (4th/Pine) where we will stand a Silent Vigil from 5 – 6 PM.  After the vigil, we will gather nearby for fellowship and refreshments.

December 21st is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year.  The National Coalition for the Homeless designates it “National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.”

Since our WHEEL/Women in Black vigils began 17 years ago, nearly 800 men, women and children have died outside or by violence.  In 2017, we’ve broken our hearts & all previous records:  At least 88 people have died outside or by violence – at the average age of 46 years old.

Women and men are welcome; candles are provided.

For more information:  WHEEL (206) 956-0334; wheelorg@yahoo.com or Homeless Remembrance Project on Facebook.

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