Originally posted December 22, 2016
The homeless shelter at 941 W. Lawrence Avenue will remain OPEN!!
While the politicians who caused the problem and have for so many months heartlessly harassed the homeless will try to take credit for this, we know what REALLY saved the shelter: it was community people demanding that their “representatives” do the right thing! Join us tomorrow for a celebratory rally & march!!
9:45 AM Tomorrow – Friday, Dec. 23
Wilson Ave & Marine Drive
After months of community pressure and shaming of area politicians who had sat on their hands, today it was announced that the North Side Housing & Supportive Services Shelter on Lawrence Avenue will be saved from closure previously slated for tomorrow, just two days before Christmas.
We will begin with a short rally at the Lake Shore Drive Wilson Avenue viaduct (Wilson & Marine Drive), and then march to the shelter at 941 W. Lawrence Avenue.
Uptown Tent City Organizers, North Side Action for Justice, Gay Liberation Network and other local community organizations have fought to keep the shelter open and oppose the police and “social services” harassment of the homeless living underneath the Lake Shore Drive viaducts.
Only months of community demands against the obstinance of Alderman James Cappleman, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Mike Madigan have brought us this victory.