The Ave Foundation's encampment on University Way ("The Ave") near the University of Washington campus. •  Photo by Sage Ross.
The Ave Foundation’s encampment on University Way (“The Ave”) near the University of Washington campus. •  Photo by Sage Ross.

The Seattle Public Library will show “Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness,” a film about a homeless camp under threat of closure by the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

“Under the Bridge” is about the Davidson St. homeless camp in Indianapolis—a community, bordering on family, for 60-70 camp residents. The community includes volunteers, many of them church activists, who come on a regular basis to help and befriend the campers.

The film is also about the hostile and negative reactions that Indianapolis’ City Hall, local media and many business leaders have to camp’s existence. When developers begin to covet the camp’s property, located on the edge of a booming downtown business district, the city government and police threaten to close the camp and scatter the homeless residents.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage is available for $6 after 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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