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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
July 1, 1998, Vol. 5, No. 7
- Where there’s Smoke: An Interview with Sherman Alexie
- Schell’s Big Idea
- Tenting in Seattle
- Outsider Art
Cover Photo of Sherman Alexie courtesy of Miramax
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Mailbag: Page 3, 23
- Letitia Reason | Seattle
- Flo Beaumon | Seattle
- Harriet Walden | Mothers for Police Accountability
Opinion: The Music Man. Prof. Schell's Toe-Tappin' Song n' Dance by Ken Cole, Page 5 [RE: Mayor Paul Schell]
The Jungle: A Tale of Two Tent Cities. A Brief Chronology, Pages 6, 15 [RE: June 10, 1998 the city bulldozed the Jungle; SHARE/WHEEL, Tent City 2]
- Picture: So whose public property is it? City officials said in a meeting with the homeless that they had to close down Tent City because of the no trespassing law. "But," said SHARE member Stan Burriss, "the law is the servant of the people."
- Photo by Bob Kubiniec
The Invisible Ones by Bob Redmond, Pages 6, 23
Theater: The Play's the Thing! Casa Latina Takes Theater to the Street by Mary Park, Pages 8, 14
- Picture: Jose Sanchez and workshop participant do mock battle to the delight of many.
- Photo by George Hickey
Film: Where There's Smoke...An Interview with Sherman Alexie by Timothy Harris, Pages 8, 9, 22
- Picture: Chris Eyre and Sherman Alexie.
- Photo by Jill Sabella courtesy Miramax
- Picture: Evan Adams (Foreground) as Thomas Builds-the-Fire, and Adam Beach as Victor Thomas in a scene from Smoke Signals.
- Photo by Jill Sabella courtesy Miramax
News You Can Use, Close to Home
- The $500,000 Question [RE: We need $405 million to house the 4,500 on the streets, not a half million]
- StreetWrites Rocks! [RE: Open Mic now open]
- Hearing Challenges Parks Exclusion Law [RE: Mark Sidran, Nick Licata]
- Section 8, Catch 22 [RE: Security House, Housing Resource Group, Sarah Lewontin, The building, purchased with public funds, was not preserved as a Section 8 building, it now only applies to individual residents. When they leave, the building can rent the apartment at market rate, Siobhan Ring, Tenants Union]
- Qualman Residents Hit the Roof [RE: Harumi Okada, rents raised 50%]
The Dutch Shisler Center, Page 11:
- Picture: Dutch Shisler, longtime advocate for Alcoholics, is the namesake for the new Sobering Center at Boren and Virginia. The Dutch Shisler Center, which has been in planning stages for eight years, opened June 18 . Serving 60 persons at a time, it is part of an integrated approach for serving "chronic public inebriates" that includes Harbor House, a 20-bed transitional facility upstairs. Also pictured is King County Executive Ron Sims.
- Photo by Donna Steinberg
Development: Village Square. Good Things Come in Large Packages for International District. By Scott Winn, Pages 12, 23
Women: A Road Home. Broadway House Offers Recovery with Dignity by Heather Ayres, Page 13, 23
- Picture: Janet Welt and Resident Coordinator Mary McDonagh.
- Photo by Sally Hagen
Outsider Art: A Point of Healing. Artist [Roberto Francisco Valenza] finds life at Streetlife Gallery by Susan Forshey, Page 16, 17
- Picture: Art
- Picture: Roberto Francisco Valenza
- Photos by Donna Steinberg
En Garde. Outsiders in Belltown, Page 17
Thank you from Real Change: Page 17
- We would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle this year and our WINNERS are: Steve Lansig, Shirley Haruka, Pada Marauan, Kris Meilahn/Bruce White, Clinton Hellsug, Chris Seifert, L. Mishefski, Carol Thomas, Ryan McKelvy, Ralph Smith, Sarah Thomas, Michele Catalena, ALice Woldt, A. Loacker, Teri Cobine, K. Dukay, Tamera Dyer, Johnna Lehr. Thank You All.
- And we would like to offer a Special Thank You to our Volunteers without which this fundraiser would not be possible, your time, energy, and sense of humor are greatly appreciated. Allen Calkins, Toni Ameslav, Dave Allen, Brianna Morgan, John Lonkeit, Carole Frisell, Scott Pinegar, Mark McMillan, Collin, Daniel & Theresa Baker, Gail Winberg, Amy Cunningham, Sister Bernie Ternes, Alica and Alan Hoagland, Barbara Miller, Josh, Michele Thomas, Madeline Lewis, Megan Farley, and an extra special thank you to Jo F. who so tirelessly started the process weeks in advance and helped make things run a little smoother.
New on the Net. The Big Picture, Pages 18, 19
- Bad News for Low-Income Renters [RE: As of 1995 Census data, 3 of 5 poor renters paid more than half their income on rent; In Search of Shelter: The Growing Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing]
- Child Labor Linked to Poverty [RE: Children work in agriculture, John R. Fraser, Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass)]
- Farmers Need Migrants [RE: Debra Sabia, Georgia Southern University professor]
- Court Questions Legal Services Funding
- Equal Pay Legislation Urged [RE: Dorothy Height, Rep. Bill Goodling (R-PA)
- HHS Taps Homeless Fund for Y2K Fix
- Welfare-to-Where? [RE: Not known how people fare when people drop off welfare]
Seattle Volunteer, Page 20
- Homeless Fast Day 98, December 8th.
- Help the Homeless at DESC Downtown Emergency Service Center
- Compassionate Volunteers needed for mentally ill [DESC meal program]
- First Place needs teacher's aides
- Real Change needs volunteers
- Help Homeless Men & Women with HIV/AIDS. The Lyon Building Program
- The WA Low Income Housing Network needs office help
- Lettuce Link needs gardeners
- Organize for immigrant and refugee justice with WAIRJ!
- Monitor the impact of welfare reform. Need volunteers to conduct interview for Washington Welfare Reform Coalition
- Capitol Hill Youth Center needs volunteers at our drop-in center for homeless and at-risk youth.
- St. Mary's Food Bank needs volunteers
- Rose House, a transitional housing for homeless women needs volunteers
Adventures in Poetry: In Defense of Idiocy with © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 24
Poetry, Pages 25, 26, 27
- Bad Man Reality by Bagga B, vendor #3093
- Spirit by Earle Thompson
- A Poor Haiku by Selma Waldman
- Amnesia by Bob Redmond
- Nobody's Listening: Amarika, 1995 by Marion Sue Fischer
- Fran by Marion Sue Fischer
- God Bless the Nomads by Marion Sue Fischer
Anacrostic: Morality Play, Page 28 (Answer: “If they morals make thee dreary, depend upon it they are wrong.” R.L. Stevenson)
Calendar, Pages 29, 30, 31
Citizens Participation Project, Page 32
Fire Up the Council. Ask Them to Support the Mayor's Initiative
- Issue: By now most people have heard about Mayor Schell’s $500,000 initiative to find homes for all homeless women and children by Christmas. Responses range from enthusiastic cheers for the Mayor to accusations that the effort can’t match the goal and therefore amounts to political grandstanding.
- Everyone might agree with the Mayor, however, that Seattle may be “one of the wealthiest communities in the world,” and that homelessness is a “civic embarrassment.” Indeed, critics have long called the situation a question of will rather than means.
- Now the City Council faces a decision about whether or not to commit funds to Schell’s proposal.
- Advocating Organization: King County Coalition for the Homeless. Special Thanks to John Shaw.
City of Seattle Council members:
- Martha Choe
- Richard McIver
- Richard Conlin
- Sue Donaldson
- Jan Drago
- Margaret Pageler
- Peter Steinbrueck
- Nick Licata