“The average person has a hard job. This is what I mean by that. I go out to speak at groups all the time, and I ask them, ‘When you think of homelessness, what images come to mind?’ And I always hear dirty, drug-addicted, smelly and cardboard signs…all those kinds of phrases. And they’re right. They are kind of dirty, kind of smelly, and they do hold cardboard signs. And then we call them a human being. Right? The homeless person. Why can’t we just admit that whenever we think of homelessness, those are the images that come through our minds?(more…)
“I think it’s really good for people who have resources, both cash assets and social network – particularly social network – to understand that for a lot of people there isn’t that resource. Like, there isn’t even a social network, to trust that the information you are receiving about a bus, or whatever, is accurate or that if you reveal that you are vulnerable that you won’t get hurt.” – Aiden, Spokane
This week we’re featuring local individuals from the upcoming documentary “A Walk Through Poverty” created by Rogue Heart Media, Inc. in partnership with Spokane’s SNAP and John J. Hemmingson Philanthropy. You’re invited to the premiere public screening this Saturday at Gonzaga. See event details here.