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Standing Against Homeless Deaths: Interview with Anitra Freeman


Dozens of homeless people die outside and alone on King County's streets every year. Their average age is only 47 years old. A local group called Women in Black is drawing attention to the dying and trying to make it stop. They wear black and stand vigil across the street from Seattle's City Hall every time a homeless person dies outside. Anitra Freeman is one of those women. She was homeless for several years in the 1990s and she joins us for an in-depth interview about the struggle to save homeless people from dying young.

Anitra Freeman is the co-founder of Women in Black.