2015 Winter Solstice Vigil: December 21
WHEEL/Mary’s Place WOMEN IN BLACK
Winter Solstice Vigil
FOR ALL 2015 OUTDOOR/VIOLENT HOMELESS DEATHS
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21st – starts at SUNSET (4:20 PM)
AT THE TREE OF LIFE in VICTOR STEINBRUECK PARK
(N. OF PIKE PLACE MARKET)
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 Mary’s Place (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, more than 600 men, women and children have died outside or by violence. In 2015, we’ve broken our hearts and all previous records: at least 60 people have died already—at the average age of 48 years old.
2015 WHEEL/MARY’S PLACE WOMEN IN BLACK LIST-OF-THE-DEAD in KING COUNTY
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!
FOR MORE INFO: WHEEL (206) 956-0334 firstname.lastname@example.org