Building A Statewide Effort To Stop The Criminalization of Homelessness

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Student Center (STCN) Room 210

901 12th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

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A Statewide Conversation:

Coordinating Our Efforts to Advance Homeless Rights


In May 2014, hundreds of service providers, policymakers and people experiencing homelessness gathered in Yakima for the Conference on Ending Homelessness.

One of the workshops centered on the possibility of the formation of a homeless bill of rights. Many attendees signed up to join the effort.

The first of these conversations will be hosted at Seattle University (we hope other partners will offer to host subsequent conversations in other parts of the state). This first conversation will focus, in particular, on the criminalization of homelessness across Washington and on efforts to collect data to combat such criminalization.

The details are below; please join us:

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (feel free to bring a brown bag lunch; food will available for purchase)*

Location: Seattle University Student Center Room 210. A campus map is HERE. Directions can be found HERE.

Parking: SU has several paid visitor parking lots, and parking is also available along side streets.*

Remote Participation: The conversation can likely be made remotely available to those who cannot attend in person, hopefully through a live stream feed or at least through a video recording. If you are unable to attend in person, but would like updates on remote options, please select REMOTE PARTICIPATION while registering.

*If the cost of parking or a brown bag lunch is a hardship, please contact Sara Rankin at

Please RSVP and share this invite with others you think would be interested in a statewide discussion about building a coordinated statewide effort to advance the rights of homeless people across Washington!


Sara K. Rankin

Associate Prof. of Lawyering Skills

Seattle University School of Law

t 206-398-4393


901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 461

Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Paul Boden

Western Regional Advocacy Project

2940 16th St., Ste. 200-2

San Francisco, CA 94103

415-621-2533 office

415-430-7358 cell phone

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901 12th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

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