Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pitch-A-Tent is here again !!

Photo by Portland IndyMedia

4th Annual Pitch A Tent

Sweepless Nights Know Your Rights

Friday, June 6th, 10am to Saturday June 7th, noon
SW 4th & Washington

Pitch a tent is a public camp out designed to raise awareness about the criminalization of homelessness in Portland and across the nation and the creative solutions that can be implemented immediately to address this human rights crisis.

"The city allows people to pitch up tents for pleasure, but they won't allow people to pitch a tent to survive. This is wrong." said Leo Rhodes. "Homeless people are just doing human things like sleeping, getting out of the rain and resting."

Come Join them on June 6th to pitch a tent along the Rose Parade route. Every year the city of Portland buys a permit that allows them to camp along the parade route once a year. The other 364 days of the year the community will be criminalized and harassed for putting up tents. This shows that camping for recreational activities is okay but Camping for survival is not.

They set up starting at 4th and Washington at 10 AM then move outwards. They will be setting up all morning into the evening. They will have events, entertainment and food throughout the day.

Join in on our Facebook event page for updates - we need your help!! - link


4 comments:

  1. I plan on being there most of the night / missed last year cuz i was OOT
    Luv U R2Dtoo xoxo

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    1. We love you too, Alisa - and we're really happy you'll be with us this year!

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  2. I'ma be there. Gonna show some movies.

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  3. Great, Mungen! We're really glad you're coming.

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