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Transforming Homelessness in Portland-What can you do?

The PATHway Project presents an evening of exploration of what you can do to work toward ending homelessness in Portland. Join us to view a short documentary made by local homeless and housed members of the community. Discussion and networking will follow.
Location:

Portland Community Media
2766 N.E. MLK Jr Blvd.
Portland. Oregon 97212

When:
Tuesday February 20, 2007 7:00pm

Phone: 503-232-0010 ext 321

Sliding scale donations will be accepted. All guests will take home a copy of the film & a "What Works" manual to share with your communities.

Please do not miss this special event & forward this invitation far and wide!

More Information on the Pathway Project: Public Awareness Transforming Homelessness

Host:
Pathway Project: SEUL p:ear
Portland Community Media

Portland Community Media

Location:

Portland Community Media
2766 N.E. MLK Jr Blvd.
Portland. Oregon 97212

When:
Tuesday February 20, 2007 7:00pm

Phone: 503-232-0010 ext 321
thunderbird hotel 19.Feb.2007 19:42

land grab

Unused housing would be great for the homeless.

The city should put it to good use for it appears to lay empty. It would be a better use of money than building empty jails. Speaking of empty jails, why not use that space for free housing, mental health stabilization and job training.

The very best thing we can do for the homeless is to give opportunity.

human rights 20.Feb.2007 16:50

ne1

We need a legal revolution that forces the government to respect basic human rights, and to implement at long last the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which declares housing one of those basic human rights. Homelessness, particularly in a wealthy society, is obscene and UNACCEPTABLE.

Lest you think this is another call for bleeding heart liberal "welfare state" help -- no, it is not. The implementation details can be handled by homeless folks themselves, and their advocates.

We can damned well seize the needed land and/or vacant housing if we need to! But we also need a legal tool to fight back the cops. It would be extremely powerful if poor people could walk into a courtroom in this country and say, "Your honor, I'm 'squatting' this ground no matter what the cops say, because the law says I HAVE A HUMAN RIGHT TO ADEQUATE HOUSING!!"

They already do use it for "free" housing" 26.Feb.2007 06:41

sixpack wabc@mutualaid.org

All you have to do is LOOK like you might commit a crime (or just look homeless or mentally challenged) The ride in hand-cuffs sucks, but hey, they can't see why we should bitch about it...it's "free" too,

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Laurelhurst Area