Women in Black Vigil

Every time a homeless person is found dead outside or dies by violence in King County, WHEEL (a homeless women’s organizing effort) and the Church of Mary Magdalene (an ecumenical day ministry) mobilize for our silent witnessing vigil called Women in Black.

On Wednesday, October 7th, we will stand for three new homeless deaths.  The people we will honor and remember are:

  • Michael Farr, 39, who died of undetermined cause at Olive Way and 6th Ave on September 8th ,
  • Daniel Blake Carson, 49, who was found dead of natural causes in a warehouse in Tukwila on September 13th.

We also want to dedicate this vigil to the memory of our friend, Al Farr, who died last month in this outdoor shelter community.

At least 32 people have died outdoor/violent deaths in Seattle already this year.  Women in Black are very concerned about all of these deaths, the horrible causes of death (suicide, being run over by cars and trains, murder) and the lack of available shelter.  Without shelter and loving community, people die.  This is exactly why Nickelsville and other day/night shelters are so desperately needed.

(Taken from the Women in Black press release)

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One thought on “Women in Black Vigil

  1. Dear Liz,

    Please remove the reference to Pamela Storey in this post. Pamela’s family has contacted us to say that she was not homeless and to have the circumstances of her death posted in public this way is causing them much pain on top of their grief at her loss.

    WHEEL Women in Black has already corrected this in the material they published. They were misinformed by the Medical Examiner’s Office and published the information in error.

    Thank you for your compassion.
    Sincerely,
    Jean
    for Seattle Women in Black

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