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ADDING TO THE LOCAL DIGNITY: Creating More Dignity Villages

Been noting a sustained presence out on Hawthorne SE where a young man has been spending many hours standing and seeking to reach out to a seemingly largely aloof passersby with his excelling vision. He is seeking to create more dignity in a "NEW DIGNITY VILLAGE" with all that entails and more. I don't know him personally but have seen him at the same place several times and thought someone ought to help get his vision out to more people --in a more "easy to read" way. Somewhat edited towards maximum clarity (further clarity will help too!).
This isn't hype nor dogma and you'll see why:
"DID YOU KNOW THAT THE ONLY PLACE FOR THE HOMELESS TO SLEEP AT IS CITY HALL?

"PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING OUTSIDE OF CITY HALL BECAUSE ALL SHELTERS ARE FULL AND THE CITY SAYS WE CANNOT CAMP ANY PLACE UNDER ANY BRIDGE. WE NEED MORE SHELTERS SO WOMEN AND MEN, COUPLES AND SINGLES, WILL NOT FREEZE TO DEATH (when it has been cold); THIS IS WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP."

"I AM NO ONE JUST A FUND RAISER, THE NEXT MALCOLM X, THE NEW DR.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. I DO NOT DO DOPE OR DRINK, I AM SINGLE AND AN enemy of the state BECAUSE I WANT TO HELP ALL PEOPLE NOT BRING YOU DOWN [into depression]!" the 'Honorable Minister X' says. He is an obvious visionary and wants to create a new space, a new village. He wants to add to the dignity of homeless people in a way he can imagine could really work!!!

Notably, the 'honorable Minister X' apparently comes from the tradition of Malcolm X and the depth of content that folks dealing with some of the heaviest realities have long been forced to deal with (and thus, quite sanely, turn to religious structures for re-balancing when nothing else seems even remotely likely).

"LIKE MALCOLM X WE WISH TO HELP MAKE ALL PEOPLE BETTER PEOPLE BY WAY OF EDUCATION..."

"IF WE ALL STARTED NONPROFIT AND FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, EMPLOY OURSELVES AND OTHERS AND CREATE SOMETHING TO GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY WE WILL HELP THE WORLD!



Visions:
Nonprofit/501 c-3 status for this visionary space
A prison pal ministry
A Job Skills Shelter
An Innocent People Legal Defense Fund Ministry
And much more.

Needs:
Board of directors, etc. needed
We need 6 board of directors and a secretary, a C.P.C., an Attorney at Law, a grant writer to start a ulc church ministry

VOLUNTEER TIME, MONEY, COMPUTERS, TABLES, CHAIRS, A BUILDING
ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO TAKE CARE OF 200 HOMELESS, JOBLESS, UNSKILLED COUPLES AND SINGLES THAT SLEEP UNDER PORTLAND'S BRIDGES.



"...WE MUST SHOW LOVE TO ALL WHO HATE US!"

Get involved!
(503)839-9772

Donate to:
Lavenia Rod Gigues:
St.Francis, apartment 1024 SW Main
Portland, OR 97205


also:
INNOCENT PEOPLE CONFESS TO CRIMES THEY DIDN'T COMMIT!

See "Why Innocent People Confess--It's not a breakdown of American justice. It's American justice working as designed."
By Michael Kinsley
Posted Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at 12:09 PM
www.slate.com/id/2075319/workarea/3/

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