Hello to all Dignity Supporters out there!!!
IT'S MOVING TIME
We are coming up on an exciting week for Dignity
Village. The Village must vacate its current site at NW 17th and Savier by midnight, August 31. The Kitchen Tent is down, but there is still much work to be done in order to get Dignity ready to move to its next site. We are looking to our supporters with access to trucks to
assist in taking miscellaneous items to the proper recycling centers for disposal. If anyone out there has a truck and time to
help this week, please contact Layla at 503 528 9895 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPEAK OUT AT CITY HALL FOR DIGNITY!!
Dignity Village will have its day in City Hall. City Council will be meeting on Thursday August 30 at 2pm in regards to its formal position on the future of Dignity Village. Please be there at City Hall (1221 SW 4th) to support Dignity Village and speak to the fact that community is a positive alternative to sleeping in doorways and that Dignity Village should be allowed to continue forward with its vision for a self-governed community. Get there a little early to sign up to speak for three minutes.
If you cannot be there on Thursday, take the time to call the following
City Commissioners, who have not yet taken a clear position on whether they support Dignity Village.
Commissioner Charlie Hales 503 823 4682
Commissioner Dan Saltzman 503 823 4151
Commissioner Jim Francesconi 503 823 4085
SHOPPING CART ALERT!!
Finally we are sadly unsure if we will be having our famous shopping cart parade to the next site. Portland Police Department has confiscated all of the Burnside Cadillacs that were at Dignity Village and alerted villagers to the fact that it is considered theft to be in possession of a shopping cart if it cannot be proven that it is owned by the person pushing it. We have attempted to get sanctioned carts in the past with little success, so if anyone
has a shopping cart connection, the Village would love to have some that it could call its own, with a letter to prove ownership. Please get in touch with Layla if you have any leads.
Thanks again for all of the continued support. We will keep you all posted on where Dignity lands next.