NO HUFF MEETING BUT CONSCIENCE-IN-ACTION WILL MEET 11 AM WEDNESDAY AT THE SUB ROSA CAFE

Conscience-in-Action, the Coalition of groups and individuals who demanded reopening of the Louden Nelson and San Lorenzo Park bathrooms will meet again Weds. at 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe (703 Pacific next to the Bike Church). 

On the agenda is a proposed action from Ed Frey demanding documented accountability from politicians local and national. 

Up for discussion is a speak-out on Pacific Avenue, possible while standing on vehicles.  We may also be considering follow-up actions to restore decency, public sanitation, and fair access to toilet facilities for everyone in Santa Cruz. 

Other possibilities HUFFsters may present include Direct Action to Block the New Library-in-a-Parking-Garage proposal.  


HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets again June 27th 11 AM at the Sub Rosa.  HUFF reps will be at tomorrow’s Conscience-in-Action meeting on June 20th.

The 20th Annual Homelessness Marathon, for those who missed it, is archived at http://ku.audioport.org.  Just scroll down to June 12th, and
you’ll find it.  Unfortunately, the hours from 3-5 p.m., EST didn’t


The Schedule

all times Pacific Daylight Time, add three hours for EST)

Hour 1 – 9 a.m.- 10- a.m. . – Live from the Poor People’s March on Washington. Guest Host, Rev. Bruce Wright.

Hour 2 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Paul Boden, field director for the Western Regional Advocacy Project on the “Right To Rest” and “Housekeys Not Handcuffs” movements; Amanda Brown-Hunter, head of an Amarillo homeless camp that is in hiding,

Hour 3* – 11:00 – noon – “Homelessness, Housing and Human Rights in DC” – Guest Host, Parissa Nourouzi

Hour 4 – noon – 1:00 p.m.- TBA

Hour 5* – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Homelessness and the Indigenous Peoples of North America.” Guest Host, Derrick Toledo

Hour 6 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Helena Liikanen-Renger, Press Counselor for the Embassy of Finland will discuss how it happens that Finland is housing all of its rough sleepers, while the rest of Europe is in a homelessness crisis.

Hour 7* – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – “We Got The Power: Lessons in the Fight Against Poverty for Women and Girls” – Guest Host, Carmen Berkley

Hour 8 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Attorney Jason Flores, who is suing Denver on behalf of the homeless. Then journalist and activist Mike Rhodes with an update on homelessness in Fresno.

Hour 9 – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – A conversation with Bill Higgins, a former submarine officer who became homeless (right before Trump took office, he told us how happy he was that Ben Carson was to be HUD Secretary, but that’s not what he says today). Then, attorney Judith Berkan, will speak from Puerto Rico on hurricane recovery.

Hour 10* – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Homeless Faculty and Students in Higher Education. Guest hosts, Corrine Ruff and Shalina Chatlani.

Hour 11 – 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. – Kent Anderson, Chief High Risk Services Officer, Waikiki Health, will report some facts on just how young kids there are when they become homeless and what happens to them. Then a look at homelessness in Portland, ME.

Hour 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – “A DC Street Poet, His Reflections and His Lawsuit.” Then Richard Tripp’s Taxi to Heaven, a memorial for homeless advocates who have died since our last broadcast, Richard Tripp among them.

HUFF stumbles on: Wednesday June 13, 2018. 11 AM Sub Rosa 703 Pacific: Pissed On, Pissed Off and Preparing to Protest

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 5-30-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, next to the Bike Church. 

Agenda Prospects:

  • Poor People’s Campaign Report from Sacramento–Hopefully
  • Looking in on Juneteenth (6-13) at Louden Nelson: https://www.facebook.com/SantaCruzJuneteenth
  • The Camper Conundrum: Looking at Police Raids and the End of the Barbed Wire Boneyard
  • Murmurings from Marysville:  Raelyn Butcher & Brian Brown Check In
  • Rumors of Safe Parking–Can They be True?
  • Another Round in Salinas?: Return of the RV Ban
  • Tales from Elsewhere, Compliments of Jezebel Julie S:

+ Colorado blues:  https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/11/parker-camping-ban-denver-homeless/

                       + Nevada blues:  http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Homeless-have-24-hours-to-move–485188801.html
                       + HUFFster to head Parks and Rec?  http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20180611/coast-line-parks-amp-rec-director-sought-by-city-of-santa-cruz

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF, Conscience in Action, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
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NO HUFF MEET tomorrow but there is a Coalition of Conscience meeting 11 AM Sub Rosa Wednesday June 6th

 HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] WON’T  meet tomorrow, but WILL meet Wednesday, 6-13 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, next to the Bike Church. 

However, Nick Whitehead’s group, which I’m calling the Coalition of Conscience will meet again tomorrow at 11 AM at the Sub Rosa as an offshoot to the David Silva Memorial to consider reviving a broader coalition of groups around basic human rights issues.

One issue that concerns HUFF has been the recently publicized closure of the Louden Nelson bathrooms (described at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20180530/louden-nelson-center-another-santa-cruz-public-bathroom-under-lock).  A letter from Peter Geldblum speaking for the ACLU is posted there.

Also of interest to HUFFsters:

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

HUFF meets Wednesday May 30th 2018. 11 AM Sub Rosa 703 Pacific

 HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 5-30-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, next to the Bike Church. 


Agenda Prospects:

  • Reports from Berkeley’s Vehicular Parking Spot, Sonoma Homeless, and the Santa Ana Struggle
  • Ranger Runover–Homicide in the Park?
  • Haunting the High Roads–Are the Hosts Coming Back?
  • Sacramento Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizing in June
  • Give a Shit Revisited–Reigniting the Demand for Bathrooms for All
  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

HUFF meets Wednesday May 16th 2018. 11 AM Sub Rosa 703 Pacific

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 5-16-18 at 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, next to the Bike Church.

Agenda Prospects:

  • Rent Control Blues: the Sandy Brown Buffeting and Behind-the-Scenes Council Clucking
  • Poor People’s Campaign Report from D.C. :  Arrests Against Criminalizing the Poor
  • Silva Memorial Chapter 2: Prep for Saturday’s 4-6 PM Event
  • Activist Abbi Samuels Appeals her Freedom Sleeper citation from last year 4 PM Thursday S.C. Courthouse 5-17
  • Jeremy Saunders UCSC striker goes to court 8 AM 5-22
  • ACLU Meeting Wednesday 5-16 Louden Nelson–you know, where they have closed the bathrooms and put up the anti-homeless fence. 7 PM
  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

HUFF meets Today Wednesday May 2nd 2018. 11 AM Sub Rosa 703 Pacific

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 5-2-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, next to the Bike Church.

Agenda Prospects:

  • Anti-Homeless Sentinel Fearmongering  in the recent Town Clock assault.
  • Rent Control/Just Eviction: Final Week of Signature Gathering
  • Follow-up on Local Response to Aggressive Wars
  • Boneyard Campground Documents and Last Council Chitterchat
Stories & Websites of interest: 

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

HUFF meets as Santa Cruz Ignores the Two Wars (Against Syria and the Poor in Santa Cruz) Tomorrow. Wednesday April 18, 2018. 11 AM Sub Rosa 703 Pacific

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 4-18-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, next to the Bike Church.

Agenda Prospects:

  • Aftermath of the End of Winter Shelter last weekend
  • Rent Control/Just Eviction: Renter Updates Statewide and the Local Struggle
  • Breaking the Silence as Aggressive Wars (and U.S. bombs on Syria) Mount
  • Homeless Reports on Police/Ranger “Out Into the Rain With You” Incidents
  • Public Records Delays–and Assessments of What We Have
  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

HUFFing at the Police-Free Sub Rosa: Tomorrow. Wednesday April 4, 2018. Meeting half an hour early at 10:30 AM

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 4-4-18 10:30 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place.

Agenda Prospects:

  • River St. Campground Updates and Info Gathering– Camp Boss Susie O’Hara has released a few documents, but many are being delayed for two weeks.
  • Rent Control/Just Eviction Protection updates.
  • Rights of those living in tents or outside: Bill of Rights for the Houseless Outside Here
  • Police violence and the Stephon Carter situation, translated in to Santa Cruz terms.
  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

Reminder to HUFFsters: NO HUFF MEET TODAY: Try Again Next Wednesday!

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 4-4-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, assuming it’s open.  HUFF Central will be putting out a reminder next week for all you sleepyheads.

Meanwhile, brood on these ponderables:

  • Landlord resurgence against and City Council indifference to the Rent Freeze and Just Eviction Laws passed in February (evidenced by yesterday’s Shitty Council meeting).
  • Continued criminalization of the majority of homeless folks outside using the “closed area” laws and the infamous police-initiated “Stay Away” orders
  • Activist apathy to the ongoing wars abroad, gun control (but not for the police and the military) being the latest “hot issue”.
Stories of interest:  

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

This e-mail is the opinion of HUFF and does not necessarily represent the views of Food Not Bombs or the Warming Center.

Rainy Day Location!: HUFF meets at 11 AM 3-21-18 Wednesday at the Bagelry 320 Cedar St. (near Cedar and Maple)

HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] will meet Wednesday, 3-21-18 at The Bagelry (320 Cedar St.).  

Sub Rosa, our normal meeting place, will be closed, and the rainy weather makes meeting outside difficult.

On the agenda:

  • Reviewing Chief Andy Mills new “Community Policing” program, reviewed Tuesday night 3-20 7 PM at the City Council at City Hall.  The 184 page report–which makes little or no mention of the massive anti-homeless expenditures–is available along with other documents at http://scsire.cityofsantacruz.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=1074&doctype=AGENDA
  • Latest reports on folks lodging at the River St. (barbed wire Boneyard “no walk-in’s”) campground with possible tabling to gather concerns, complaints, and compliments
  • Review of SCPD stats of citations and arrests for the last month 
  • Fencing around Laurel St. Park and other anti-homeless activities
  • Updates from Venice, Monterey County, Manteca, Marysville, Santa Ana, and elsewhere
Stories of interest:  

  •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either as in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

 

This e-mail is the opinion of HUFF and does not necessarily represent the views of Food Not Bombs or the Warming Center.