On October 16, Clergy Will Speak Out Publicly Against Measure S

Clergy and leaders of faith communities have signed a letter opposing Berkeley Measure S, the "no sitting" law, on the November 6th ballot. Religious leaders and young people will present the letter and list of signers on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., Berkeley Old City Hall, 2134 MLK Jr. Way.

The leaders of many diverse faith communities in Berkeley have spoken out against the proposed sitting ban as cruel and inhumane.

Religious Leaders Speak Out Against the Sitting Ban Law

6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16
Berkeley Old City Hall

2134 MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley
between Center St. and Allston Way

 

Members of the religious community with deep concerns about homelessness have developed a clergy letter opposing Berkeley Measure S, the “no sitting” law, on the November 6th ballot.

Religious leaders and young people will present the letter and list of signers on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., Berkeley Old City Hall, 2134 MLK Jr. Way.

Young artists from Youth Spirit Artworks will join with religious leaders and build a youth center out of plywood, covered with youth art, representing the dream of a center for homeless youth in Berkeley! We will also demand that a homeless youth day-time program be immediately funded by the City.

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“And Now Where?” Lithograph by Rockwell Kent

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