On December 21st, the longest night of the year, Women in Black held a candlelight Winter Solstice Vigil, beginning at the Tree of Life in Victor Steinbrueck Park at sunset, to remember and honor the homeless people in our community who died outside or by violence in 2014. The ritual was led by Rev. Pat Simpson and Rev. Brandon Duran.
After the ceremony at the Tree of Life, we walked silently through Pike Place Market, candles in hand, to Westlake Park, where we stood silent vigil for one hour for 41 individuals.