HPN POSTING TIPS: PLEASE SAVE this post for future reference

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Fri, 7 May 1999 22:01:45 -0700 (PDT)


WELCOME to Homeless People's Network email discussion list.  (I've just
subscribed 25 addresses from the National Coalition for the Homeless
conference.)

Please send us a post INTRODUCING YOURSELF if you wish.  It helps
listmembers serve you better if you tell us any work you do with homeless
people, your related interests and organizational affiliations, and your
nation, state or community.

This list is exclusively for people who are currently or formerly homeless,
so that we can develop a "safe space" to define, project and gain our
shared aims.    However, anyone (homeless or nonhomeless) can read our
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WITH EMAIL, AND TO RELATED LISTS.  YOU COULD SEND THE INFO BELOW:
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Ever been homeless?  Want to help homeless folks speak for ourselves in a
world that ignores our aims and needs?  Then read on.

I urge you to pass on the information below to homeless folks who might
have email access.  Impossible, you say?  Go to a public library, or a
community center near you, and see who's surfing the Net.


"HOMELESS PEOPLE'S NETWORK" DISCUSSION LIST (overview)

If you've ever been homeless--or are now--here's a new list just for you.
It spans three continents and a range of worldviews and backgrounds. While
some posts are personal, most focus on news, views and solutions to
homelessness.  In our first month (10-97), list members posted over 500
letters. We average 10-20 letters most weekdays, and often considerably
more on weekends.

Our members are mainly in the USA and Canada, but also England, Germany and
Australia.  We represent a large range of worldviews and backgrounds.  Via
HPN, homeless people working with activist groups, street newspapers and
other homeless-run projects (such as squats, centers, shelters and housing)
can share information daily.


HPN AIMS

Homeless People's Network has three related purposes, as follows:

1)  Maintain and create venues for homeless people to communicate our advice
    on policy and programs affecting us.

2)  Research and promote models of effectively managed homeless-run groups.

3)  In concert with homeless people and our allies, work to reduce and end
    homelessness.

POSTING GUIDELINES

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.


TOPICS

Once you join, consider posting HPN an Introduction about yourself and the
groups and projects which draw your committment.  The following are just a
few of the topics us homeless folks have discussed.

*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,
*inovative housing,
*self-governing communities
*writing an organizers' manual for homeless-led groups

Feel free to write on those topics, or any others you choose.


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Leave the subject line blank, and in the first line of text write:
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In the next line, include the sentence:
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Add "I will forward HPN posts only with permission from everyone quoted"

Say also "I will post and reply to HPN and it's members under one name
only."  (This helps avoid confusion as to facts and who wrote what.)

Finally, please write where you found out about HPN.***

Once you're signed up, HPN will send you a welcome post, which cites
addresses to join, unjoin or get help with bounced posts.

Thanks.  Welcome to our family at Homeless People's Network.

--Tom Boland, listwoner, Homeless People's Network <wgcp@earthlink.net>


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