Stolen Belonging – A Public Reclamation at DPW Operations Yard
Food, Drinks, Music, Art and Collective Action
*REQUEST FOR DONATED SURVIVAL GEAR & SUPPLIES
[Detiails here: https://www.stolenbelonging.org/action-at-dpw]
Hosted by Stolen Belonging Project & Coalition on Homelessness
Location: DPW Operations Yard back gate at the intersection of Kansas and Marin, where one is supposed to ask the guard to retrieve their confiscated belongings. (building address is 2323 Cesar Chavez, but go to back gate.)
Join us, houseless residents, housing justice advocates, human rights lawyers and ‘housies’ who want to hold the city accountable for the ongoing theft and violence against those who currently have no roof. This creative action/event will feature art and written stories gathered by our team over the last 7 months, spoken word, and music by Brass Liberation Orchestra. Our main initiative, however, will be supporting and witnessing unhoused folks in their efforts to retrieve possessions taken in the sweeps, which, as SF city policy states, should be bagged, tagged and stored at the DPW yard for 90 days. In the majority of cases, the belongings should have never been taken in the first place.
*We are asking housed folks to bring survival gear or supplies to donate since we know the city has likely trashed or stolen their things in violation of human and constitutional rights, not to mention SF’s own policies. See the following page for a list of requested items and please leave a comment in this event page for what you commit to bringing (include quantity and description). https://www.stolenbelonging.org/action-at-dpw
There will be some food and drinks, though priority will be given to houseless folks. Feel free to bring snacks to share! Please let your homeless neighbors know about this event and inform them that our team, human rights lawyers and advocates will be on site to record their story of what’s been taken and the impact its had on them.
This is a kid and family friendly event.