[Hpn] Reply to: Bits and Pieces of Yesterdays Poverty in Maine

H C Covington H C Covington <hccjr@bellsouth.net>
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 21:42:57 -0600


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Dear Jan:

It might be good to contact Christopher Norbury at The Enterprise
Foundation, 212-262-9575 x113.

It appears that they have interest in the same subject you do and
they have both the money and the staff to pull it off. IMHO, it
would be better to call than to write and ask about what they are
doing.

Idea:  They may be willing to bring their entire exhibit to Maine and
bolster your efforts.

H. C. [Sonny] Covington
Nonprofit Information Specialist for
Housing and Homeless Recovery
Voice support 1-800-678-5774
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Remember - to be truly helpful to those called homeless, we
must make HOPE possible, rather than despair convincing"

===========================

The Enterprise Foundation, in partnership with the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Building Museum,
has launched “This House is Home,” an exhibit that will document
through photography, oral history, and scholarship the effects of
affordable housing on the poor.

It hopes to foster dialogue about the desperate need for quality
housing in America’s low-income communities.

The exhibit will be on display in March 2002 in San Antonio,
Texas, before traveling to Portland, Oregon, and rural North
Carolina; it will culminate at the National Building Museum in
2004.

For more information, contact Christopher Norbury, at The
Enterprise Foundation, 212-262-9575 x113.

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Orginial Message posted on HPN:

Here is a copy of a request sent to a local group, we hope you
will support our struggle too.

If you are kind enough to respond please include the words
"Poverty Exhibit" in the subject line.

Thanks in advance.

It dawned upon us the media not only fore-goes telling the real
plight and cause of poverty, or of how the safety net gives the
illusion of assistance to all, while failing 2/3s or so.

The American Media also omits many ending poverty reports
released by the UN.  Or if some UN Reports are included, in
routine media coverage, usually they are not with the emphasis
required to start a successful action.

Our exhibit is not alone in being slighted or under covered by
the Mainstream Media.   But lets combine forces, ideas,
volunteers, resources, and start there.

THE LETTER

Dear Group:

Our 20 year old group is hosting an exhibit on poverty.  We seek
National MEDIA COVERAGE, on this before Jan 8th, when the best
display we can afford, comes down.

We believe this is the first time EVER there has been a free
standing exhibit on poverty and homelessness, and as a forum to
allow the poor to speak out.  Many who views the exhibit comments
it IS Worthy of mention.    And the media should expose this type
of happening, as bravely as they would cover a fire.

Students  will visit over the holidays.   But our local newspaper
refuses to carry word one, about this event.  Seems they  just do
not get it, or are afraid of the poor telling their own story. Or
whatever, their silence means.

The store space for the display was rented.    We also could not
afford to purchase photos from historical societies which shows
Stuff as Child Labor, Blacks in Maine, etc.

Jan 7th  is the day we Will announce the Closing of the Exhibit,
Bits and Pieces of Yesterdays Poverty as proudly, and with as
much fanfare as when we announced the opening.  This closing, can
mark the commencement of a traveling  cultural exhibit on poverty
and its solutions.

One of the 54 year old solutions is the United Nations Universal
Economic declaration on human Rights.   In its Article # 25, it
called for  what amounts to a livable wage.

The USA president Jimmy Carter Signed this covenant for the
United States of America, on Oct 30, 1977.  There was perhaps an
eight inch mention of it in some mainstream newspapers the next
day, but nothing more.

We will then announce if the public wants to assist this
charitable  non-profit, we will set up the display in a traveling
format so students across the state, and in different states, can
have this cultural exhibit at their classroom door.

While  as I explained for reasons they will not explain, the
Local  Waterville ME newspaper the Sentinel, seems unwilling to
carry news of this endeavor.   Perhaps  with your imput the
National media might cover this.

If this Traveling exhibit can give spirit to the move to change
our nations attitudes against those in poverty, in my educated
opinion, that  is newsworthy.  But the Traveling exhibit will
need the financial assistance of the larger community it
serves.

So I ask  "will you, or the netaction",  help us get out the word
not only of our need, but of the message we carry to those
willing to listen?"

If Hospitality House Inc. could reach and interest one National
News Source, am certain we could reach enough visionaries
willing to help  us.  The goal is awareness to end poverty.

Ending Poverty, does not take more money nor even more programs.

If all working  people earned a living wage, then 65% of the working
poor, would not be poor.  They would not require food stamps.

Its the attitude which must change, to annhilate poverty, rather
than kill  the hope of the poor, themselves.

Programs Coordinator
Jan Lightfoot-Lane
207/861-7069


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<DIV>Dear Jan:</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>It might be good to contact Christopher Norbury at The=20
Enterprise<BR>Foundation, 212-262-9575 x113.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>It appears that they have interest in the same subject you do =
and<BR>they=20
have both the money and the staff to pull it off. IMHO, it<BR>would be =
better to=20
call than to write and ask about what they are<BR>doing.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Idea:&nbsp; They may be willing to bring their entire exhibit to =
Maine=20
and<BR>bolster your efforts.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>H. C. [Sonny] Covington<BR>Nonprofit Information Specialist =
for<BR>Housing=20
and Homeless Recovery<BR>Voice support=20
1-800-678-5774<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>"Remember - to be truly helpful =
to=20
those called homeless, we<BR>must make HOPE possible, rather than =
despair=20
convincing"<BR><BR>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
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<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>The Enterprise Foundation, in partnership with the University =
of<BR>North=20
Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Building Museum,<BR>has =
launched =93This=20
House is Home,=94 an exhibit that will document<BR>through photography, =
oral=20
history, and scholarship the effects of<BR>affordable housing on the =
poor.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>It hopes to foster dialogue about the desperate need for =
quality<BR>housing=20
in America=92s low-income communities.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>The exhibit will be on display in March 2002 in San =
Antonio,<BR>Texas,=20
before traveling to Portland, Oregon, and rural North<BR>Carolina; it =
will=20
culminate at the National Building Museum in<BR>2004.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>For more information, contact Christopher Norbury, at =
The<BR>Enterprise=20
Foundation, 212-262-9575 x113.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Orginial Message posted on HPN:</DIV>
<DIV><BR>Here is a copy of a request sent to a local group, we hope =
you<BR>will=20
support our struggle too.<BR><BR>If you are kind enough to respond =
please=20
include the words<BR>"Poverty Exhibit" in the subject =
line.<BR><BR>Thanks in=20
advance.<BR><BR>It dawned upon us the media not only fore-goes telling =
the=20
real<BR>plight and cause of poverty, or of how the safety net gives=20
the<BR>illusion of assistance to all, while failing 2/3s or =
so.<BR><BR>The=20
American Media also omits many ending poverty reports<BR>released by the =

UN.&nbsp; Or if some UN Reports are included, in<BR>routine media =
coverage,=20
usually they are not with the emphasis<BR>required to start a successful =

action.<BR><BR>Our exhibit is not alone in being slighted or under =
covered=20
by<BR>the Mainstream Media.&nbsp;&nbsp; But lets combine forces,=20
ideas,<BR>volunteers, resources, and start there.<BR><BR>THE =
LETTER<BR><BR>Dear=20
Group:<BR><BR>Our 20 year old group is hosting an exhibit on =
poverty.&nbsp; We=20
seek<BR>National MEDIA COVERAGE, on this before Jan 8th, when the=20
best<BR>display we can afford, comes down.<BR><BR>We believe this is the =
first=20
time EVER there has been a free<BR>standing exhibit on poverty and =
homelessness,=20
and as a forum to<BR>allow the poor to speak out.&nbsp; Many who views =
the=20
exhibit comments<BR>it IS Worthy of mention.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And the =
media=20
should expose this type<BR>of happening, as bravely as they would cover =
a=20
fire.<BR><BR>Students&nbsp; will visit over the holidays.&nbsp;&nbsp; =
But our=20
local newspaper<BR>refuses to carry word one, about this event.&nbsp; =
Seems=20
they&nbsp; just do<BR>not get it, or are afraid of the poor telling =
their own=20
story. Or<BR>whatever, their silence means.<BR><BR>The store space for =
the=20
display was rented.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We also could not<BR>afford to =
purchase=20
photos from historical societies which shows<BR>Stuff as Child Labor, =
Blacks in=20
Maine, etc.<BR><BR>Jan 7th&nbsp; is the day we Will announce the Closing =
of the=20
Exhibit,<BR>Bits and Pieces of Yesterdays Poverty as proudly, and with=20
as<BR>much fanfare as when we announced the opening.&nbsp; This closing, =

can<BR>mark the commencement of a traveling&nbsp; cultural exhibit on=20
poverty<BR>and its solutions.<BR><BR>One of the 54 year old solutions is =
the=20
United Nations Universal<BR>Economic declaration on human =
Rights.&nbsp;&nbsp; In=20
its Article # 25, it<BR>called for&nbsp; what amounts to a livable=20
wage.<BR><BR>The USA president Jimmy Carter Signed this covenant for=20
the<BR>United States of America, on Oct 30, 1977.&nbsp; There was =
perhaps=20
an<BR>eight inch mention of it in some mainstream newspapers the =
next<BR>day,=20
but nothing more.<BR><BR>We will then announce if the public wants to =
assist=20
this<BR>charitable&nbsp; non-profit, we will set up the display in a=20
traveling<BR>format so students across the state, and in different =
states,=20
can<BR>have this cultural exhibit at their classroom =
door.<BR><BR>While&nbsp; as=20
I explained for reasons they will not explain, the<BR>Local&nbsp; =
Waterville ME=20
newspaper the Sentinel, seems unwilling to<BR>carry news of this=20
endeavor.&nbsp;&nbsp; Perhaps&nbsp; with your imput the<BR>National =
media might=20
cover this.<BR><BR>If this Traveling exhibit can give spirit to the move =
to=20
change<BR>our nations attitudes against those in poverty, in my=20
educated<BR>opinion, that&nbsp; is newsworthy.&nbsp; But the Traveling =
exhibit=20
will<BR>need the financial assistance of the larger community=20
it<BR>serves.<BR><BR>So I ask&nbsp; "will you, or the netaction",&nbsp; =
help us=20
get out the word<BR>not only of our need, but of the message we carry to =

those<BR>willing to listen?"<BR><BR>If Hospitality House Inc. could =
reach and=20
interest one National<BR>News Source, am certain we could reach enough=20
visionaries<BR>willing to help&nbsp; us.&nbsp; The goal is awareness to =
end=20
poverty.<BR><BR>Ending Poverty, does not take more money nor even more=20
programs.<BR><BR>If all working&nbsp; people earned a living wage, then =
65% of=20
the working<BR>poor, would not be poor.&nbsp; They would not require =
food=20
stamps.<BR><BR>Its the attitude which must change, to annhilate poverty, =

rather<BR>than kill&nbsp; the hope of the poor, =
themselves.<BR><BR>Programs=20
Coordinator<BR>Jan Lightfoot-Lane<BR>207/861-7069<BR><BR><BR>=A9 =
Homeless News=20
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href=3D"http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomelessNews/">http://groups.yahoo.=
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