At the weekly Dignity Village meeting on August 23, the orange and white tent at Northwest Savier Street and 17th Avenue was full of Villagers and Village supporters struggling to hear over the traffic from the interstate overpass. Speakers took turns using a borrowed bullhorn, but people standing outside the tent could still barely hear.
A meeting was announced for August 24th at 1:00PM at Dignity Village to prepare for the meeting with the Portland City Council on August 30th.
A motion was made and adopted to begin a formal take-down of the Village in preparation for the move. Deputies were elected to manage the logistics of moving 70 people, their belongings, their tents, and the community supplies and equipment.
Dignity Village fully expects to be moved from the current site by the September 1st deadline. As the clock winds down, the City Council working with the Portland Development Commission has still not identified a new location for Dignity Village.
Ibrahim Mubarak, a spokesperson and organizer for Dignity Village, was noticeably absent. He had not been heard from for almost two days and some Villagers had become quite concerned. However, as of the evening of the 23rd, Mubarak had been in touch with a few members of the Village.