Photos and Story by Jose Olivares
A Poem for the Homeless
One of the participants, Shayden Ward, recited a poem titled “Meet Mr. Everyman”. The poem was recently recited at a Reno City Council meeting and it captures the struggles of various characters inspired by interactions Ward has had.
Artificial Candles and a New Petition
Numerous people at the vigil spoke up and shared their stories, proposed solutions and offered insight to the homeless situation. At the end, faith leaders led a prayer and attendees held artificial candles during a moment of silence.
A new initiative now being put forward by activists in Reno is a petition to create a so-called SafeGround in Washoe County. Read about it and sign it if you agree here.
Photos and Story by Jose Olivares for Our Town Reno