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For the survival of yourself and your street

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Creator:University Street Caucus
Title:For the survival of yourself and your street

Announces: "Meeting: Every Thursday at the HUB. Meeting: Concerning Police Harassment, 7:00 Thursday night at the HUB...Room 84A."

Background information: The riots referred to in the document were most likely those which occurred in the U District on August 13 and 14. After unsuccessfully trying to prevent and contain the violence for two nights, police "agreed to let the community try to handle the situation" with "scores of volunteers wearing 'peace' armbands" and "street monitors." The results were so successful that, "the Ave's self-pacification led to months of 'negotiations' among street people, merchants, residents, clergy, students, police, and city officials to reduce police harassment and establish a community center." The University Street Caucus was represented at these meetings by Jan Tissot, Bill Harrington, and Bob Shupe. (Crowley, Walt. Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle. Seattle: University of Washington Press. pp. 151-155, 180)

Note on date: 1969 is penciled on document.

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Types:Flyers | StillImage
Subjects:Police brutality--Washington (State)--Seattle | Civil rights--Washington (State)--Seattle | Homeless persons--Washington (State)--Seattle | Police--Complaints against--Washington (State)--Seattle | University Street Caucus | University District (Seattle, Wash.) | Seattle (Wash.), 47.60621, -122.332071 | King County (Wash.)
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection, Box 6/6. University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division

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Forms part of the Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection

Persistent Link to Item:http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/ref/collection/protests/id/85