Being Black And Homeless Is Not A Crime

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Being Black And Homeless Is Not A Crime

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Gentrification is causing an increase in homelessness among people of color in King County: rapid increases in the costs of living, a lack of rent control, an additional 100 officers being added to the Seattle police force for 2015, and a lack of access to comprehensive services are making it harder for people of color to live in King County. To make matters even worse, people of color who are Black, trans*, queer, and/or women face more barriers in helping to attain stable housing and economic stability. So on Tuesday February 17, we will protest to show that even homeless black people matter, and that they are not forgotten. This action is metro accessible from the light rail train or from bus stops at 3rd and Pine and 4th and Pine. This will be an outdoor event that will require moving for moderate distances. If you cannot come out the protest in person then please follow the twitter hashtag #UASRseattle to stay informed about the protest and to retweet events from the protest. Please Bring: -Warm clothing -Food and water -A protest buddy -Your personal struggle with being homeless and black Let's show Seattle what we mean when we say that All Black Lives Matter!!

By: United Against Systemic Racism

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