Friday, June 1, 2018

Join us for an interfaith prayer vigil and shared meal on Friday, June 8, at 7 pm at Heritage Square South

Join us for an interfaith prayer vigil and shared meal on Friday, June 8, at 7:00 pm at Church’s Chicken, 710 N Fair Oaks (on the corner of Fair Oaks and Orange Grove)

This property (known as South Heritage Square) was purchased by the city of Pasadena
fifteen years ago with HUD and other funding for affordable housing and could house 69 homeless seniors, but it has been left vacant, except for being leased to Church’s Chicken. Thanks to Vice Mayor John Kennedy, who brought this to the attention of the City Council, we now have a golden opportunity to support using this land for “mixed use”—commercial development plus permanent supportive housing for homeless seniors (which can be funded through federal, state and county sources).  
Our action will bring together Muslims, Christians, Jews and other community members who care about social justice and the poor. We’re gathering during the month of Ramadan, so please consider fasting during this day, if you feel so led, to be in solidarity with the poor. Some of us are also planning to sleep out on the street after this vigil and you are welcome to join us. If you feel led, please also consider paying for the meal of a homeless neighbor.  
This action is part of the Poor People’s Campaign, which was started by Dr. King fifty years ago and has been revived by Rev. Will Barber, in a nation-wide effort to call attention to our nation’s escalating poverty.  
For more info, contact Anthony Manousos at and 626-375-1423

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