Venice Block Party & Know-Your-Rights Training

Join Street Watch LA and members of the Services Not Sweeps Coalition to fight back against the Special Enforcement Zone surrounding the newly opened Bridge Home shelter in Venice. The unhoused community is requesting a 30-90 day moratorium on enforcement to ensure that protocol can be in place to protect the urgent public health needs of the most vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, health conditions, special-needs, and the elderly. There will also be a Know-Your-Rights training - learn about your right to exist in public space.

About Street Watch LA:

For decades, the city of Los Angeles has addressed its growing homeless population through dehumanizing policies of criminalization, the destruction of vital personal belongings, and banishment. Using the example of the Los Angeles Community Action Network’s (LA CAN) highly effective “Community Watch” program in the heavily policed neighborhood of Skid Row, DSA-LA and LA CAN have partnered to create a city-wide Street Watch coalition of grassroots organizations and community members that seek to empower and protect the rights of poor and unhoused people across LA County through a variety of direct engagements and actions. These include but are not limited to: the tracking of encampments and encampment sweeps, consistent outreach to encampment residents to inform them of their rights and encourage them to organize and join the broader movement for housing as a human right, and more.

  • March 09, 2020 at 12am to 12am
  • 3rd Ave & Rose Ave in Venice
    323 Rose Ave
    Venice, CA 90291
    United States
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  • Housing & Homelessness Committee

Will you come?