Re: need LODGING for TOUR of homeless-run campaigns

Sandy Andrews (sandya@asu.edu)
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 00:11:03 -0700 (MST)


Tom, you know you are invited to visit Phoenix!

Sandy


On Sun, 14 Jun 1998, Tom Boland wrote:

> During July (and possibly August), I hope to tour cities where homeless
> people are active.
> 
> I envision homeless people mobilizing nationally again, as we did in the
> late 1980s during the Housing Now campaigns - IF we can link homeless-run
> groups from many cities.  Also, if more HPNers meet face to face, this may
> help to build the kind of personal trust needed to counter widespread
> attacks on our civil rights, and cutbacks in the resources and
> opportunities we need to survive.  So:
> 
>      IS THERE ANYONE ON LIST WHO COULD OFFER ME A PLACE TO STAY
>      FOR ONE DAY TO A WEEK IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS?
> 
> *Phoenix, Arizona (ASU and ASPIN, plus an HPN meeting at AZ Rainbow Gathering)
> 
> *Seattle, WA (Tent City II, SHARE, WHEEL, Real Change, NANSA, Food Not Bombs)
> 
> *San Francisco Bay Area (Food Not Bombs, Street Spirit, Free Radio stations)
> 
> *Santa Monica & LA, CA (Making Change, Dome City USA, Santa Monica encampment)
> 
> *San Deigo, CA homeless encampment
> 
> *Eugene, OR (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom)
> 
> *Toronto, Ontario (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty)
> 
> *Montreal, Canada (possible)
> 
> *Other places where homeless people and homeless-run groups are active
> 
> (On another trip perhaps, I'd like to visit NYC, Philadelphia, DC and
> Atlanta.  So if you live in any of these places or know folks there who
> might briefly put up a pacifist activist on a mission, please let me know.)
> 
> Where I go to do field research, and how long I stay, will depend mainly on
> a free lodging, since I will have very little money.
> 
> Although Fund for Self-Reliance (if effect) has denied our grant request
> for $5,000 to $10,000 to fund HPN expenses for a year, FSR has Fellowships
> of up to $1,000 for such things as field research.  Whatever they might
> award for this trip would go mainly to cover travel costs (about $400
> plane, $400 month-long bus pass, or perhaps for gas if I can find someone
> with a vehicle).  This might leave some money left over for food, but
> certainly not enough for hotels.
> 
> In short, If I visit your city, can you help find me places to stay?
> 
> Please reply ASAP, because I ned to put in my request for field research
> funds early this week.
> 
> Seeking peaceful means to homeless peoples' aims.--Tom Boland
> 
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