• Women in Black List of the Dead 2020 (to 10/10/2020)

    WHEEL/WOMEN IN BLACK OUTDOOR/VIOLENT LIST-OF-THE-DEAD 2020 year-to-date King County deaths outside, in a public place, or by violence CAUSE OF DEATH: WHO: WHEN: WHERE: NATURAL CAUSES James Hayes, 59 1/3/20 700 Seneca SUICIDE eNeal Ken’dy, 59 1/04/20 Bellevue PED. HIT BY CAR Douglas Mayhew, 43 1/9/20 8th/S Holgate TOXIC USE OF DRUGS Sergio Munar, Jr, 63 1/28/20 S Homer (vehicle) PENDING Stephany Burdick, 35 2/2/20 Dearborn/12th Ave UNDETERMINED Michael Heart, 69 2/2/20 500 bl 3rd/HMC OD Christopher Walters, 46 2/6/20 660 Elliott W/HMC SUICIDE Brett Wheeler, 33 2/7/20 Aurora (motel) THERMAL BURNS Heather Thompson, 39 2/12/20 Poulsbo/HMC ANOXIC ENCEPHALOPATHY Houston Tobin, 28 2/14/20 45th/15th NE/UW hosp PENDING Sharlo Sete, 49 2/13/20 750…

  • Missing our Leaves?

    It’s autumn already, and the leaves are starting to fall. The Homeless Remembrance Project’s Leaves of Remembrance are scattered in Seattle sidewalks, and our unique public memorial is needed more than ever. But, while the number of homeless deaths is heartbreakingly on the rise, due to the pandemic, we were unable to dedicate and place beautiful bronze Leaves of Remembrance this past season. We’re creating an ambitious work plan for new Leaves in new and old locations in 2021, and we’re grateful for your patience, solidarity and support.

  • Robert Hansen with Real Change

    Leaf Re-Dedication June 11, 2019

    At 3 PM Tuesday, June 11th at the Columbia City PCC (3610 S Edmunds), we’re re-laying and re-dedicating a Leaf of Remembrance for beloved Real Change vendor Robert Hansen. This Dedication has long been in the works, and is a beautiful story: Robert’s Leaf was first laid in 2011 at the Seward Park PCC, where he’d been a much-loved vendor for many years. When the store moved to Columbia City, Robert’s Leaf was requested to move with it! It took us some time to navigate the bureaucratic permitting processes, but we’re very glad now to be able to honor this request for Robert’s Leaf to be placed outside “his” PCC.…

  • Women in Black Vigil February 13, 2019

    WHEEL Women in Black ARE standing vigil from noon to 1 PM TOMORROW (Wednesday, February 13th) outside the Seattle Justice Center at 5th & Cherry. In addition to those whose names we released last week who died in January, we also will be honoring Derek Johnson, 59, who died of hypothermia last Wednesday morning (2/6) at a SODO light rail station. This vigil will be one small, simple act of solidarity and love. Those who wish to stand with us should BUNDLE UP. Those who wish to be in solidarity with the vigil can stand/sit in Seattle City Hall, across the street from the vigil site. As is our tradition, we’ll…

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    WHEEL/WOMEN IN BLACK OUTDOOR/VIOLENT LIST-OF-THE-DEAD 2018

    2018 year-to-date King County deaths outside, or by violence  (We’re grateful to the King County Medical Examiners and Health Care for the Homeless for assistance.) CAUSE OF DEATH: WHO: WHEN: WHERE: NATURAL CAUSES Stanley Krebs, 64 1/2/18 Sammamish NATURAL CAUSES Scott Allerhand, 55 1/2/18 alley/Jackson St MULTIPLE BLUNT FORCE INJURIES Bradford Oling, 63 1/3/18 Shelton/HMC SUICIDE Karim Suleman, 60 1/4/18 Bellevue SHOT TO DEATH Joshua Werner, 27 1/7/18 Edmonds/HMC HEROIN OD Nathan Lavere, 41 1/8/18 1010 Boyleston NATURAL CAUSES Christopher Jewell, 56 1/10/18 501—2nd Ave W MULTIPLE BLUNT FORCE INJURIES Aaron Johnson, 31 1/14/18 Shilshole HEROIN OD Kevin Browder, 28 1/15/18 400 Broad METH OD Alex Norton, 39 1/15/18 6th/S…

  • Additional Outdoor/Violent Deaths 2012-2017

    WHEEL WOMEN IN BLACK CORRECTIONS TO OUTDOOR/VIOLENT DEATH LISTS Information recovered 2018 from King County Medical Examiners/Health Care for the Homeless—we’re grateful! CAUSE OF DEATH         WHO                              WHEN        WHERE 2012 (13 corrections + 34==47) SUICIDE                          Ladonna Berry, 45          1/7/12         16838 International Blvd S #145, Seatac HIT BY CAR?                   William Smith, 69           1/31/12       23400 Block of Pacific Hwy S,…