Creative Action! Stand Up for the Right to Sit Down!

Berkeley’s Stand Up for the Right to Sit Down Coalition will hold it’s second creative action this Sunday May the 22nd at Noon in front of the Berkeley BART at Shattuck Square and Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley. The coalition will hold a “chair-a-pillar” in solidarity with homeless people.

Participants are asked to bring chairs to use in the action. Youth Spirit Artworks will be bringing at least ten colorful “extra” chairs for those who are unable to bring their own!

For info. call: Sally Hindman 282-0396 or email:

Phone calls to City Council members regarding the proposed ordinance continue to be badly needed. Darryl Moore can be reached at: 981-1720 and Linda Maio can be reached at: 981-1710. Just let them know in a quick message simply that you “OPPOSE laws prohibiting sitting in commercial or other public areas in Berkeley!”

The Stand Up for the Right to Sit Down Coalition is made up of:

  • AFSC Street Spirit
  • BOSS, Berkeley Food and Housing Project
  • East Bay Community Law Center
  • CopWatch, YEAH
  • Youth Spirit Artworks

The Coalition’s next action, if you are unable to attend Sunday, will be Tuesday June 7th at 6:00pm at Berkeley’s Old City Hall on MLK between Allston Way and Center Street. Youth Spirit young artists will be sharing 100 youth-made prayer flags in solidarity with homeless people–supporting the right to sit in public!