Pitch a Tent

Posted: May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Pitch a Tent is a public camp out designed to raise awareness about the criminalization of homelessness in Portland and across the nation and the creative solutions that can be implemented immediately to address this human rights crisis.

Each year in Portland, Oregon, the city government permits pitching tents along the Grand Floral Parade route. For 24 hours, the city allows camping in the city, an activity that is criminalized the other 364 days, causing houseless people to seek shelter in doorways, under bridges, and in bushes, in hopes of surviving the rain and cold without shelter.

HOW YOU CAN HELP. Come pitch a tent for the right to survive. Contact your city officials and tell them to support alternative solutions including self-managed rest areas, eco-villages, collective housing, and tent cities. Demand that our city put an end to ordinances that criminalize people for survival activities.

We encourage those who are able to bring extra tents to host houseless folks in need of shelter.

Come join us in solidarity and to enjoy the food and entertainment.

If you are interested in donating for this event or would like to volunteer in any way, feel free to contact us at r2spdx@gmail.com or call Amber Dunks at 503-496-9934.

As always, thank you for your support of Right 2 Survive!

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