ACLU Miami’s “Protecting Miami Homeless Persons’ Civil Liberties in a Post-Pottinger World” – Virtual Forum – Nov. 4th at 7pm

Event: ACLU Miami’s “Protecting Miami Homeless Persons’ Civil Liberties in a Post-Pottinger World”

Date/Time: Thursday, November 4 at 7pm

Description:  The ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter is proud to present a new edition to our free Zoom webinar series! The Pottinger v. City of Miami Consent Decree that protected the rights of the Miami homeless for some 20 years was terminated by the local federal court in 2019 — and affirmed in 2021. Ever since, the rights of Miami’s least, lost and left behind have been under relentless attack. This deeply-respected and experienced panel of experts will explore the ways in which the rights of the homeless are being violated through property destruction and “street cleanings” and encampment “closings;” recent shameful anti-homeless tactics including various local ordinances that have been passed to force the scattering and concealment of street homelessness; the low/no-income housing crisis that is contributing to homelessness; some of the medical causes and consequences of homelessness; and more.

Moderator:  Attorney Benjamin Waxman – 35-year ACLU Miami board member, Attorney at the Law Offices of Black Srebnick, Lead counsel in Pottinger v. City of Miami


  • David Peery – Chair of Camillus CAB, JD, former class representative of Pottinger plaintiffs
  • Audrey Aradanas – Miami Homes for All, VP – Programs
  • Jeff Weinberger – October 22nd Alliance to End Homelessness, grass roots activist supporting rights of the homeless for more than 12 years
  • Armen Henderson – University of Miami Homelessness Outreach Clinic — Dr. Henderson founded a street outreach program for providing healthcare to homeless persons — he also ran a homeless outpost from St. Johns Church on NW 3d Ave in Overtown

Registration: Please register in advance for the webinar.

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this free Zoom webinar.