December 19 Memorial for SF Homeless Dead
The winter solstice marks the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. On or near this day, cities across the country remember and honor the members of their communities who died while homeless. This year, San Francisco will mark National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day on Thursday December 19, with an interfaith memorial for homeless San Franciscans who have died over the past year. The San Francisco memorial will feature a reading of the names of homeless San Franciscans who have died, a candlelight vigil, and words of hope and inspiration from faith leaders.
We invite you to participate in this event with St. Anthony’s to honor the lives and the memories of our deceased homeless brothers and sisters. We will gather as a group at our Dining Room (150 Golden Gate Avenue) at 4:30pm. Participants can make signs and we will have a brief program. Then we will march to Civic Center for the vigil. If you would like to join us please register online at www.homelessmemorial.eventbrite.com
WHO: All guests, volunteers, staff and friends of St. Anthony’s
WHAT: Participate with the St. Anthony’s contingent in the Annual Interfaith Memorial
WHERE: Meet at St. Anthony’s ~150 Golden Gate Avenue. Then march to Civic Center Plaza for the vigil.
WHEN: Thursday, December 19th: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm