LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 4, 2018--On Wed., Sept. 5th, housing and homeless advocates from the Coalition to Preserve LA, AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) and its Healthy Housing Foundation (HHF) will start gathering at 7:30 p.m., at the Old Bandstand at Los Angeles Plaza Park (845 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, adjacent to Placita Olvera—and directly across from 535 N. Main St.) for a candlelight funeral and march in memory of Parker Center, the former Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters. The funeral march, which will pass by—and briefly stop at—the East Steps of City Hall, will kick off at approximately 7:45pm on its path down N. Main Street to 1 st Street and on to 150 N. Los Angeles Street, the site of Parker Center. (link to funeral march route map here )

What: Funeral & Candlelight March to Mourn Destruction of Parker Center Housing advocates to mourn the demolition of Parker Center. Solemn funeral cortege from the Old Bandstand across from Our Lady Queen of Angels Church to City Hall and then on to Parker Center.

The funeral and march will allow advocates and the public to mourn the loss of Parker Center, which advocates had proposed retrofitting and repurposing to create over 700 units of housing for homeless and other at-risk individuals.

However, a petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by housing advocates to halt demolition of the building was denied two weeks ago, paving the way for City Hall and the City Council to proceed with their out-of-touch plans to build a $900 million luxury office tower exclusively for city workers at a time when over 53,000 individuals in Los Angeles County—including over 31,000 in the City of Los Angeles—remain homeless.

L.A. ranks second-to-last among major metro areas in providing homeless shelter.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 978,000 individuals in 41 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

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CONTACT: AHF

Ged Kenslea, Sr. Director, Communications for AHF

+1.323.791.5526

gedk@aidshealth.org

or

Marin Austin, AHF Director of Communications

323.333.7754

marin.austin@aidshealth.org

or

Coalition to Preserve LA

Ileana Wachtel, +1.310-702-4240

wachtelileana@gmail.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH AIDS PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT PUBLIC POLICY STATE/LOCAL PHILANTHROPY URBAN PLANNING OTHER PHILANTHROPY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE

SOURCE: Coalition to Preserve LA

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