Giving poor people houses,food,and jobs!

My week was so much ughhhhhhhh so this link round up is fluffy or good news.   Homeless people in Atlanta are growing organic food for shelter residents– The garden is on the rooftop of a shelter and the goal was to make it so residents could eat something green every day. The garden is…

Weekend Links

A trove of read-worthy links relating to poverty and inequality. The Poor People’s Campaign: The little known protest MLK was planing when he died – The goal: to demand that President Lyndon B. Johnson and Congress take action to help poor people get employment, health care, and decent housing. The tactic: marching through the US Capitol…

The Gregory Project, An Initiative to Turn Billboards Into Affordable Housing

  The Gregory Project, An Initiative to Turn Billboards Into Affordable Housing From the Gregory Project website: Cities are engulfed with rigid constructions for billboard advertisement which are expensive to put up, maintain and their subsequent renting is a costly venture. The Gregory project brings optimization to the construction of billboard structures in a way that the insides of these, after…

The Homeless Sign Exchange Project

April 2013, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA Name: Mike a.k.a. “The Pope of Harvard Square” Read Mike’s story here Artists Kenji Nakayama & Christopher Hope have started a “Homeless Sign Exchange”. They pay homeless people for their original signs (I don’t know how much) and then do a sign makeover. The end result is the homeless…

Social Experiment: Homeless Man vs Business Man

One man dressed as a business man. One dressed to assume the role of a homeless person. Both have a crutch and pretend to fall down in full view of people.  People’s reactions filmed. With predictable and angering results. Anyone else yell at people on the screen when they’re watching stuff? “HOW HARD IS IT…

Today’s Reads: “”We have an image of hunger that comes from Africa, but this is America.And unless your belly is distended we don’t have an image of what hunger looks like here.”

All the read-worthy things for this evening. Viola Davis talked to People Magazine about digging through trash and stealing food as a kid growing up with hunger. Now partnering with the Safeway Foundationand the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Davis is spearheading the campaign forHunger Is to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood hunger. “We have an image of hunger…

3.29.14 Link Love: More support for Shanesha Taylor

News and thoughts from around the web….   If there were negative feelings about Shanesha Taylor’s situation the other day, the majority chose to keep it to themselves and spare me their vitriol on my own social media. The support and love for Shanesha was plentiful. There was only one woman who commented that, ” No…

Shanesha Taylor Needs Support ,Not Jail

  Prison Culture» Action Needed: Shanesha Taylor Needs Support Not Jail – Shanesha Taylor ,a homeless mother with 2 children, is currently in jail after leaving her children in a car while she was in a job interview. The children were taken by CPS and are now with family. A fundraising drive has been started to raise…