Candle Please join us for the
WHEEL/Church of Mary Magdalene
WOMEN IN BLACK CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
FOR ALL 2014
OUTDOOR/VIOLENT HOMELESS DEATHS

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21st
AT THE TREE OF LIFE
VICTOR STEINBRUECK PARK
(N. OF PIKE PLACE MARKET)
starts at SUNSET (4:20 PM)
then  silent  procession to
Silent Vigil at Westlake Park (4th & Pine) 5-6 PM
then Post-Vigil Gathering
@ the SHARE/WHEEL Offices
(b/w 2nd  & 3rd off Stewart)

 

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.” 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.

Since our vigils began almost 15 years ago, at least 549 men, women and children have died outside or by violence.  In 2014, at least 39 homeless people have died already—at the average age of 48 years old.

Please join us for our Women in Black Solstice activities,  starting 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!

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Related Sites
  • Homeless Remembrance Project The main site of the Homeless Remembrance Project, with much more about the Tree of Life.
  • Mary's Place The only day center where homeless women can go with their children & co-sponsor of Women in Black.
  • WHEEL WHEEL (Women’s Housing, Equality & Enhancement League) is a grassroots organizing effort of homeless women.