Women in Black

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.  Having just received an updated 2009 list, on Wednesday, March 3rd, we will stand vigil to honor and remember:

  • JEFFERY HEBERT, 51, who was found dead at the Gilman Playground (in Ballard) on December 19th (the cause of his death is pending),
  • JOHN CHENEY, 54, who died by suicide (from the Aurora Bridge) on December 21st, and
  • MICHAEL DOUBLES, 56, who was found dead of natural causes at NE 68th and Weedin Place NE on December 31st.

At least 38 homeless people died outdoor/violent deaths in King County in 2009, and we are heart broken that 10 of these were deaths by suicide.  At least two homeless people have died outdoor/violent deaths already this year.   Where is the community outcry?  Please join our vigil if you are able to!

(Taken from the Women in Black press release)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s