Tony Jeffers says Real Change allows him to see inequity and social injustice in a way few others ever will. “I’ve met billionaires, and I’ve met people so poor they didn’t have shoes, let alone a home,” he explained.
He makes a point to engage with his customers about these issues, talking to them about the paper and his life as a vendor. “Just yesterday, a customer told me she couldn’t understand how anyone could be so cruel as to set fire to a homeless person’s tent and meager possessions,” referring to an article in the Feb. 17 Real Change.
Read more in the Mar. 3-9, 2021 issue.