Greater Miami Chapter: Protecting Miami Homeless Persons’ Civil Liberties in a Post-Pottinger World

November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
@ 8:30 pm

The Greater Miami Chapter of the ACLU of Florida is proud to present a new edition to our Zoom webinar series. The Pottinger v. City of Miami Consent Decree that protected the rights of the people experiencing homelessness in Miami for some 20 years was terminated by a local federal court in 2019. The decision was affirmed in 2021. Ever since, the rights of homeless people in Miami have been under relentless attack.

Our panel of experts will explore the ways in which the rights of people experiencing homelessness are being violated through property destruction, "street cleanings," and encampment "closings." We’ll discuss Miami's recent egregious anti-homeless tactics, including various local ordinances that have been passed to force the scattering and concealment of homelessness — as well as the low to no-income housing crisis that is contributing to homelessness and some of the medical causes and consequences of homelessness.


  • David Peery - chair of Camillus CAB, JD, former class representative of Pottinger plaintiffs
  • Audrey Aradanas - vice president of Miami Homes for All
  • Jeff Weinberger - longtime grassroots activist supporting the rights of homeless people and principal of Oct 22nd  Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Dr. Armen Henderson - physician and founder of the University of Miami Homelessness Outreach Clinic


  • Benjamin Waxman, attorney, Law Offices of Black Srebnick and lead counsel in Pottinger v. City of Miami.

RSVP today to let us know you can make it. We hope you can join us for this important conversation.

This forum has been approved by the Florida Bar for 2 CLE credits.

We give a special thank you to our sponsors who enable us to continue defending our civil liberties.

Gold Sponsor

  • Maggie Arias & Eddie Pereira from Arias & Pereira, PLLC
  • Black Srebnick, PA

  • Stephen Schnably, University of Miami, Professor of Law, and ACLU Cooperating Attorney for Plaintiffs, Pottinger v. City of Miami

  • Joel Hirschhorn & Brian Bieber, Gray Robinson

Silver Sponsor

  • Tache, Bronis & Descalzo, P.A.
  • GPG Law

  • Jeff Hearne & Mark Balzli

  • Rossana & Alex Arteaga-Gomez

  • Tucker Ronzetti, Esq.

  • Sam Rabin, Esq., Rabin & Lopez, PA

  • Donald C. Barrett, Esq., Key West

  • Bill Tunkey, Bill Tunkey, PA

  • Dustin S. Hunter, Hunter & Robinson, PA

  • Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh


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