Re: I'm back from Rainbow Gathering

Sandy Andrews (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 13:59:12 -0700 (MST)

I too observed some practices that could work very well for solutions to
homelessness. Some of these ideas were material...shared kitchens, shared
work, the giving of choices as to where and how to live (people could join
a group, or camp alone) and some were a matter of attitude, such as
respect, and such as the belief that everyone matters, that there is room
for everyone. 


On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Tom Boland wrote:

> I just wanted to let folks know that I've returned safely from Rainbow
> Gathering in Arizona.  The site and people were wonderful, but 5,000+ miles
> of overland travel was gruelling.
> While at the Rainbow Gathering, I met and had many coversations with Sandy,
> who has been instrumental in helping HPN get free access to computer
> resources at Ariizona State University.  Also, I met face to face with a
> number of other persons who are or were subscribed to HPN, including Glen
> Battin, Flower Child and Zephyr.
> Rainbow Family process and practice hold many lessons, I think, for
> cooperation among homeless people and between us and those who wish to help
> us.  In future posts, I'll write about and invite comments on the "Rainbow
> model" for addressing homelessness.
> More later.  Peace, love and light. -- "Harmonica Tom" Boland
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