Thursday, May 1, 2008

Civic Action Group and Mayoral forum round out May Day!

What: Housing Opportunity Mayoral Forum

A broad base of community organizations will be asking candidates questions about homelessness and affordable housing. Sponsored by Community Development Network, Affordable Housing NOW!, JOIN, Street Roots, Community Alliance of Tenants, Sisters, 211, and Coalition for Homeless Families.

When: 12pm-1:30pm Thursday May 1st, 2008

Where: First Unitarian Church (1011 SW 12th Ave).

After the forum head on down to the South Park Blocks and join Sisters Of The Roads Civic Action Group (CAG). The group will hold a Flag Action to dramatize the number of people without housing in Portland. Held in conjunction with the annual May Day march, flags will be posted in a field to represent the 1,438 people that the City of Portland says are sleeping outside each night. Sisters believes that number to be higher.

When: 12pm-5pm  Come by anytime between then to see the flags and then join the May Day march that starts at 5pm. After we march with the May Day March, there will be an after party at the Unitarian Church where CAG members will be tabling.

Where: South Park Blocks between Ninth and Park and between cross streets Main and Salmon (the starting point of the May Day march).

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