Press Release: Consider the Homeless! Announces a Candlelight March, an Overnight Vigil and Memorial For Berkeley’s Departed Homeless Residents

Barbara Brust
Sunday May 12, 2019 - 06:30:00 PM

Berkeley: Consider the Homeless! (CTH), an organization devoted to alleviating the suffering of Berkeley’s homeless - our brothers and sisters who are living and sleeping on the streets of our fair city - will be sponsoring a candlelight march on Tuesday evening, May 14th, from Berkeley’s City Council Meeting at 1231 Addison, beginning at 7:30 PM, to New City Hall at 2180 Milvia. 

CtTH is aware of at least eight of our unhoused neighbors who have died in the last twelve months, but you would never know these deaths occur because the County Coroner keeps no tally, and the press is most often silent. 

After the march an overnight vigil will be held on the steps of New City Hall, 2180 Milvia, dedicated to all of these individuals, followed by a memorial ceremony with speakers at 12:00 Noon on May 15th at the same location. 

Barbara Brust, one of CTH’s volunteers and its founder and director, said: 

"I saw NOTHING in the papers about three of the people I’ve known on the streets who died recently, and am sadly reminded that officially, there is NO count of how many un-housed die every year. None of these have had any street vigil nor memorial! Consider The Homeless! intends to correct this oversight.” 

Contact: Barbara Brust: 510.717.0181, barbara@ConsiderTheHomeless.org
Consider The Homeless! http://www.considerthehomeless.org/