#SheDoes at Yes to Koreatown Shelter (May 19th)

According to the 2017 Homeless Count, there are over 1,500 homeless people in Council District 10 and over 400 in Koreatown. The proposed temporary homeless shelter in Koreatown is a small part of a larger city-wide plan to address the homelessness crisis. Show your support for homelessness solutions in Koreatown at this peaceful rally.
Like last week (May 12) and the week before (May 5), there will be an opposing group of 200 or more protesting against the homeless shelter. Despite the clashing opinions, please be civil and respectful at all times. Any hostility and violence will not be tolerated.

We support:
– The proposed shelter at 682 S. Vermont Ave here in Koreatown.
– Efforts by the city to build similar shelters in the other 14 council districts.
– More opportunities for public discussion of the shelter, including community forums and government hearings.
– The neighborhood of Koreatown, which we believe is an amazing community that will be improved by more services to help our homeless neighbors.

We DO NOT support:
– Misinformation – Learn the facts about the proposed temporary homeless shelter: http://herbwesson.com/…/temporary-homeless-housing-facility/
– Personal attacks – Please focus discussion on the issues, not the the person making the argument. We invite a good faith, issues driven discussion, and encourage others to do the same.

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#SheDoes at The County Of LA Budget Hearing (May 15th)

#SheDoes Warriors
This coming Tuesday, May 15th at 11.00am the County Board of Supervisors will be discussing allocations towards combating Homelessness for the 2018/2019 budget. We need you to be there and speak for our homeless women on the streets of LA. The County is considering allocating an additional $37 million towards emergency shelters thank to YOU and we need to be there on Tuesday to speak directly to our County Supervisors on how important it is that they do!

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#SheDoes Silent Vigil in Koreatown (May 14th)

#SheDoes Silent Vigil on May 14th in Koreatown

Posted by Mel Tillekeratne on Friday, May 11, 2018

On February 25th we held a candlelight vigil for Addie who died on the boundary of Koreatown from hypothermia. We promised that we would do whatever possible to avoid another death like hers. Now there is a lot of opposition for the Bridge Housing project planned in Koreatown due to misinformation. We are holding a silent vigil on the corner of Wilshire and Vermont. We understand the the hurt caused by the lack of outreach to the community and we want to listen to your concerns. We also want you to understand that we must protect our homeless community and make sure they’re voices are not silenced.

We will be there in silence and hold a candle for women like Addie who died without shelter and for the hundreds who will die if this shelter is opposed.

We welcome all our #SheDoes Warriors and everyone else to join understanding that this will be a completely silent & non-violent vigil.

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#SheDoes Housing – Homelessness Town Hall & Resources (June 10th)

LA is facing a serious housing & homelessness crisis, learn from LA’s experts and advocates what is being done to fight against the social ills that are displacing families and affecting our communities. From luxury developments that are driving rents out of control to record number of homelessness. You will hear and meet community and civic organizations that are leading the efforts in addressing and finding solutions to LA’s top priority.

• Come meet and hear from housing and homeless organizations.
• Learn how you can get involved.

Join us on June 10th:  View Event

MORE DETAIL INFORMATION SOON

Mayor Garcetti addresses #SheDoesMovement, commits to 6 shelters for Homeless Women by end of year (April 26th)

Mayor Eric Garcetti for #SheDoes

Posted by Mel Tillekeratne on Thursday, April 26, 2018

 

A Major Milestone

We started with a vision. A vision this city didn’t have. A vision we had this city adopt because you pushed it. Because you hurt when you saw our women suffering on our streets & nothing was being done. When everyone else had lost hope you didn’t. You said #SheDoes. You screamed #SheDoes Deserve Shelter & Protection. You came to the candlelight vigils, you cried. You came to our protest at the Mayor’s prayer breakfast. You came to speak at the City & County. You didn’t just speak, you cried too. And then, then people started listening. They didn’t just hear you, you gave them the courage to say #SheDoes. You gave them hope! You showed them a vision of Los Angeles without women suffering on our streets.

Now we all have a vision.

But a vision alone isn’t enough. We have to make sure these shelters open so we get all our homeless women off our streets. That is our victory. Today is a major milestone but our true victory is the day that when one of our mothers, grandmas, sisters or daughters needs somewhere to go, that there’s a safe and comfortable place waiting. A place she will find help whether it be mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, job placement or housing.

Our real battles lie ahead. We must make sure from community hearings, to county hearings to even state hearings in Sacramento, that we are there to scream #SheDoes! Today we found a strong ally in Mayor Eric Garcetti. If we keep posting #SheDoes and showing up at these hearings, we are sure to win!

Thank you to Claudia Perez and everyone at L.A. on Cloud9 for being there from the start. To Paul Avila & Pauly’s Project & Maike Both & A Million Drops. Thank you to Carlos Marroquin for your guidance and the support of the Bernie Sanders Brigade. To California For Progress, @Metoo March International & March And Rally Los Angeles. To Sage James & Gavin Pierce for bringing the support of March for Our Lives.

Thank you to Mayor Eric Garcetti for saying #SheDoes & joining our movement today.

We have a long way to go but now our future looks bright! From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of you for never losing hope & never giving up!

Thank you for being the Change!

Mel

#SheDoes Warriors at the City of LA Budget Meeting (April 27th)

#SheDoes Warriors!
This Friday, the 27th of April at 1.00pm, the City Council of LA will be considering Mayor Garcetti’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year starting June 1st.

WE NEED YOU THERE to demand that of the proposed 15 shelters in the budget:

1. City Council supports to establish a shelter in all 15 districts
2. City Council designates six of those shelters exclusively for women
3. And that five of the six shelters be designated as “Need Focused Shelters” for the following needs:

(x1) Shelter; exclusively for Women over 62
(x1) Shelter; exclusively for Working women
(x1) Shelter; exclusively for Women with kids
(x2) Shelters; exclusively for Domestic Violence victims

We NEED you to come and speak for the homeless women of LA!

#SheDoes Deserve Shelter & Protection!

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