Friday, October 08, 2010

Appreciation for Pat Clifford

Gentrification Forces Winning

It is not often that you get to show appreciation for someone who has not died, but Pat Clifford was fired from the Drop Inn Center in Cincinnati which I guess is similar to dying. The Coalition is having an evening of appreciation for Pat's work. For the new readers, Pat was the Cincy Coalition director and then he stepped in to running the shelter after buddy gray was killed. The Cincy Drop Inn is constantly under pressure to stay in business against the corporate/gentrification forces in Cincinnati. Those business folks finally got enough power on the Drop Inn board and terminated Pat right after he returned from vacation this summer. If you have the ability and want to support social justice, feel free to attend this event.

Come celebrate and honor Pat Clifford’s 20-plus years of service to the Drop Inn Center and the Over-the-Rhine community! Pat believes that it is the responsibility of all of us to end homelessness. Show your support for this ideal by coming together with others to honor Pat’s continuing presence in our community and his work with us moving forward.

Date and time: October 19th, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Coffee Emporium, 110 East Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine

Appreciation Program at 7:00 PM

Food and drink provided. Open and free to the public

Sponsored by friends of Pat Clifford. Pat requests that any donations be shared with the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition and InkTank.

If you can’t attend, please consider sending us a written statement or photo of Pat to be displayed at the event. Send to Catherine Stehlin at the Cincinnati Coalition before Friday, October 15th.

Send to: Josh Spring LSW

Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless

117 E. 12th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Office: 513-421-7803


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