I was already rolling with WHEEL homeless women’s organizing effort when, in 2000, we began standing Women in Black vigils whenever a homeless person died outside or by violence in King County. In 2003, we started working for a more permanent memorial. In 2011, we laid the first bronze Leaves of Remembrance and in 2012 we raised the Tree of Life sculpture in Victor Steinbrueck Park.
I hope my local friends can join us. <3