Silva Celebration and Memorial Saturday May 12th Noon-3 PM Sub Rosa Cafe, 4-6 PM Sidewalk near the Main Post Office Downtown

Date: Saturday May 12

Location Details SubRosa (next to the Bike Church).   Refreshments available. Tip a glass to David!   Followed by Food Not Bombs Fiesta 4pm to 6pm at the downtown post office.

Celebrating the life of David Minton Silva,who loved to dance and dress silly and travel.

He was a long-time activist fighting the City’s anti-homeless Sleeping Ban, a social worker, a survivor of HIV, and a writer.

His colorful and persistent presence was a constant thorn in the side to the Santa Cruz Council with his fasts, speeches, organizing, and general silliness.

He died abroad in a Maputo, Mozambique hospital while traveling, following his bliss.

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Great Activist and Grampa David Silva passed away. Remembering some of his winning ways, some history, a tribute.