Media Advisory December 18, 2017
Meredith Ritchie, Communications Manager
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Homeless Persons' Memorial Vigil to be Held on December 21, 2017
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Front Steps of the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street
For the twenty-eighth year, several hundred concerned citizens will gather on the steps of the Denver City and County Building Thursday evening to attend the We Will Remember: Homeless Persons' Memorial Vigil. Hosted by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, the candlelight vigil and name-reading ceremony will pay tribute to our neighbors who lived on the streets of the Denver metropolitan area and died during 2017. This will be the only memorial service that will be conducted for most of these individuals.
Speakers will include: John Parvensky, President of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; Tom Luehrs, Executive Director of the St. Francis Center; Lisa Raville, Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Action Center; Ray Lyall, Activist of Denver Homeless Out Loud; Randall Loeb, Board Member of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; and Terrell Curtis Executive Director of The Delores Project. Special thanks to Denver's Road Home and the City and County of Denver.
The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, wellbeing and stability of those it serves. Learn more at www.coloradocoalition.org.