The Tribune has the first of a series of pieces on James Chasse’s death 2 years ago, this morning. Two things you can do to mark it. First, come and be part of the political action on September 16:
To remember James, and others with mental illness and addiction who died in past years during police action, supporters of the Mental Health Association of Portland will join on September 16 for a political action at the Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct and the Multnomah County Jail.
The action will begin at Noon September 16 and end before dusk. The action will consist of supporters drawing chalk outlines of persons who died during police actions on the sidewalks circling the block. Names, dates of death and perhaps remembrances of those who died will be written on the sidewalks in chalk. As per agreement with the City, all chalk drawings will be removed by the end of the day.
You’re invited to participate with this political action. Come at anytime between 10 AM and 6 PM. Bring friends and help remember those who have died.
Second, come to the benefit concert on the 17th, to support the making of our documentary about Chasse’s death:
Or, if Calvin Johnson and Tender Forever aren’t your cup of tea, you can just donate to the film online. Thanks.