On December 21, winter solstice, communities across the country will recognize National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day.
In Their Memory
In their memory, we re-commit ourselves to the Legal Clinic’s important work to forge a more just and inclusive DC. We welcome your companionship on this journey.
Honoring the neighbors we lost this year
We long for the day when no lives will be lost to homelessness. In the meantime, the greatest honor that we can pay to those who died this past year is to re-commit ourselves to doing all that we can to ensure that every District resident has a place to call home.
We honor those who died homeless this year….
The Legal Clinic mourns the recent passing of two champions of justice. Lois G. Williams Our first introduction to Lois was in the late 1980′s when, as the pro bono partner at then Howrey & Simon, she worked with Mitch Snyder and others at the Community for Creative Non-Violence, challenging conditions in DC’s singles shelter system at a time when the District of Columbia had a year-round right to shelter but operated facilities that were...
Honoring Lives Lost…
Today, December 21st, is the Winter Solstice, when darkness lasts longer than any other day. Since 1990, December 21st has been marked as National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, a day to mourn the loss and celebrate the lives of our brothers and sisters who have died while homeless. It has been far too dark, for far too many people, for far too long. At the DC Memorial Vigil this afternoon, 43 names were read of men and women who died in and...