Monday, February 23, 2009

Congrats and Upcoming show

New Blog and Oprah Show This Week

One of our good friends and graduate of the photo project, CynDe, has a new Blog available. This is one of those rare success stories that we all need in this time of terrible economic news. CynDe has photography and a good look at her life now that she put behind her those rough nights in the shelters in Cleveland on her blog. I encourage you to bookmark From Homelessness to Homeowner and check back frequently. CynDe is starting this blog as the beginning point of a book about her experiences as a casualty in the war against the impoverished.

WCPN is going to feature one hour on the foreclosure plan introduced by the Obama Administration last week on Tuesday February 24 at 10 a.m. I don't know who the guests are, but it should be interesting. Tune in and call in.

Also, I am pretty sure that the Oprah program, which is on sometime in the afternoon on some local channel near you, will feature a piece on tent cities as a result of the foreclosure crisis. I believe that it will be Wednesday February 25 on a television near you. I know that Sacremento and New Orleans, Portland, Seattle all have large collections of tents that have sprung up over the last few years. Imagine in the richest country in the world, we have people living every night in a tent. There are 300 to 400 families, veterans, and young people sleeping under a makeshift home in numbers we have not seen since the 1930s. These people are asking for help from their government and wondering why all these homes are sitting vacant in the hands of banks.

If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution

--Abraham Lincoln

Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board

1 comment:

CynDe said...

Thanks for the plug, Brian.

Yes, there will be photos on my blog - lots, and lots, and lots of photos.

Soon I will posting an entry devoted to the Homeless Photography Project complete with photos.

I will be adding video too with the awesome camera I received for participating. Thank you for allowing me to participate.

Thanks for the heads up on the Oprah segment. I am planning to blog about the closing of the company that helped me obtain my financing. Wonderful people helped me and now they are out of a job, in Greater Cleveland no less. Now they have to worry about their futures in keeping their homes.

Anyway, I have a channel devoted to homelessness on YouTube.