This comes from the Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition:
Seven years ago, a homeless woman named Tara Cole who was sleeping at Riverfront Park was pushed into the Cumberland River and drowned. It took authorities 10 days to find her body (read the whole story here: http://freedomtracks.com/taracole.html). Tara, like too many others, was a victim of hate crimes against people on the streets. This Wednesday, August 7th, a memorial bench in honor of Tara Cole will be revealed at at Riverfront Park. Join homeless advocates, community leaders, and members of the press for this memorial service and let’s work to make sure something like this never happens again. Many thanks to Howard Allen and others who have worked for years to make this memorial bench a reality. Again, here are the details:
When: Wednesday, August 7th at 9:00am (this is exactly seven years after Tara’s death)
Where: Riverfront Park (near the intersection of Broadway and 1st Ave by the horseshoe)
Parking: Look for meter or street parking nearby. There is meter parking on Gay Street just north of Riverfront Park.
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