Thursday, November 6, 2014

Homeless Coalition Rallies Treasure Valley to 'Walk a Mile In My Shoes' Friday

Posted By on Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 1:49 PM

For the second year in a row, the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition is asking Boiseans to help raise awareness about homelessness by taking a stroll. 

The Walk a Mile in My Shoes event, of which Boise Weekly is a sponsor, is a one-mile walk that takes place Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 a.m., beginning at the entrance to Zoo Boise in Julia Davis Park. Participants will follow the Greenbelt through the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial and end back at Zoo Boise, where coffee from Dutch Bros. will be served. 

There, providers of services to the homeless will be on hand to talk about homelessness in the Boise community and the goods and services they provide.

Attendees can register online or in person until 7:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7.

Boise Weekly has followed the public debate about homelessness in the Boise community. In 2013, the Boise City Council passed an ordinance targeting what it called "aggressive panhandling," which the American Civil Liberties Union successfully challenged on Constitutional grounds. And Oct. 28, a man was found beaten to death near the I-84 overpass, where many of the city's homeless have congregated.

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