Fourth & Washington
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Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10am through Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 1pm
10am through Saturday, June 7 at 1pm
@Fourth & Washington
Right 2 Survive Presents: 4th Annual Pitch a Tent: Sweepless Nights Know Your Rights. 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 us 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. We set up starting at 4th and Washington at 10 AM then move outwards. We will be setting up all morning into the evening. We will have events, entertainment and food throughout the day. Updated agenda will be posted soon. We are still in our beginning process of planning. If you have tents, want to volunteer to cook, or be apart of the security team, be an entertainer. Please let us know. We hope to see you all there. More updates will come shortly. But for now spread the word. Entertainment Line Up (tentative) : 6:00 Paul Boden from Western Regional Advocacy Project will speak about the Oregon Homeless Bill of Rights 6:30 Oregon Homeless Bill of Rights Skit 7:00 Bajo Salario/Collective Band 7:30 Jana 8:00 Speeches 8:30 Shoehorn 9:00 Michael Crenshaw 9:30 Bmedia Colectivo Movie showings http://www.facebook.com/events/1482721648622668/