Date: December 20, 2018
Location: Hennepin County Government Center (3rd Avenue South & 5th Street South, Minneapolis)
The march route: The Homeless Memorial March is about three miles long. The march will follow 5th Street South westward to Nicollet Avenue and proceed south to 28th Street.
The Minneapolis Police Department provides escort cars to stop traffic as the marchers cross the streets. However, we ask marchers to pay attention to where they are walking during the march. There will be a van following the march to pick up anyone who needs assistance completing the route. Hot chocolate will be available at the start of the march and half-way along the route.
What happens at the Homeless Memorial March?
Signs to honor those who have died: At the Government Center Plaza, marchers will see signs displaying the names of those who have died during the last year. You are encouraged to take a sign to carry during the march.
Please refrain from bringing signs with political, religious, or other messages. We support and encourage religious and political dialogue. However, this event is about honoring those who have died.
Cards: Cards that explain the purpose of the march will be available. If someone asks what is happening, you may hand them one of the cards.
At 5:00 p.m. a speaker will make a few comments. Following this message, the marchers will leave the Government Center Plaza heading west along 5th Street, then south along Nicollet Avenue. Marchers will follow the route silently through downtown and south to Simpson United Methodist Church.
Click here to view a video about the Homeless Memorial March.
View all the event details HERE.