1989 Castro Sweep 25th Anniversary Vigil & Speakout | SF
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Castro & 19th | Castro St and 19th St, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
An evening vigil and speakout will commemorate the important 25th anniversary of the Castro Sweep which took place on October 6, 1989. It was a national day of protest organized by people with HIV/AIDS and allies for access to drugs and more government funding, and before the night was over the SFPD had harmed and bloodied many LGBT and Poz people with dozens arrested.
There will be a vigil and speakout at Castro and 18th Streets from 6-7 pm on Monday, October 6, 2014.
For a short and comprehensive look back at what transpired during the Castro Sweep exactly 25 years ago, check out this page with eyewitness accounts, photographs and a video.
They’ll be out that night to remind everyone of contemporary concerns such as the fatal shooting of Alex Nieto by the SFPD, the gentrification of District 8 and eviction epidemic, lack of affordable housing for low income people and artists, the dwindling diversity of the Castro, harassment of homeless and poor people, and the negative impacts of private buses clogging the streets
Source: The Bay Area Reporter
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