[Hpn] What's On-Topic for HPN
Sat, 4 Jun 2005 08:50:14 -0700 (PDT)
"Feel free to write on those topics, or any others you choose."
-- Tom Boland, Our Founder
Since the subject of "off-topic" posts has been broached again, I
think we could benefit from seeing the words of our beloved founder
Tom Boland again. He wrote the following for the old hpn web-site as
part of an introduction to this list. Note especially his last words,
which I also quoted above for emphasis and for the patience-impaired.
HPN will not censor posts. Still, I encourage members to:
1) address how to end homelessness,
2) treat facts and theories fairly, (and)
3) write in a tone of personal respect.
Once you join, consider posting HPN an Introduction about yourself and
the groups and projects which draw your commitment. We've also been
news and views
reviews of policies, projects and resources
criminalization of poverty,
how to prevent and end homelessness,
problems and prospects for homeless-run groups,
"systemic" vs. "personal deficit" models of homelessness,
voting vs. direct action,
homeless economic development,
writing an organizers' manual for homeless-led groups (and)
aims for HPN.
Feel free to write on those topics, or any others you choose.