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Table of Contents
May 1, 1999, Vol. 6, No. 9
- Let Them Sleep in the Rain.
- SHARE Tent City plan meets resistance from city
Table of Contents:
Taylor's Campaign. Film by Richard Cohen. Review by Bob Redmond, Page 1, 8 [RE: Ron Taylor, Santa Monica, California]
- Picture: Noted author Howard Zinn calls Taylor's Campaign "The best film treatment of homelessness I've seen...moving, troubling, fascinating." See it for yourself at Real Change on May 19, 1999.
- Taylor's Campaign will be screened at the Real Change offices on Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. City Councilmember Nick Licata will introduce the film with a brief talk about the Parks Exclusion Law and homelessness in Seattle.
A Matter of Survival. SHARE Tent City proposal gets little support from City. By Shira Richman and Bob Redmond. Pages 1, 6, 7
Vendor of the Month: Davio, Page 2
Mailbag, Pages 2, 9
- Oot & Oot Prejudice by Patrick Arnold
- Rita Brown, Anti-hero via voice mail
- Apologies to Fester by Jerry Crangi
Opinion: Creative Community. Real Change expansion builds on success. By Timothy Harris, Page 3
News You Can Use. Close to Home! Newsbriefs by Bob Redmond, Pages 4, 5
- City to crack down on bad landlords - sort of.
- HOPE Act Wins, and other Olympia results
- Mayor Warms up to Right of First Refusal [RE: Mayor Paul Schell, Tenants Union, Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck]
- Picture: Tenants Union members take a few things up with Mayor Schell.
- Photo by Jason Adams
- Freedom for the Tent City Four by Mark Luehrs [RE: City Attorney Mark Sidran dismissed charges against Scott Morrow, Stan Burriss, Michele Marchand, and Teresa Lafferty]
- News in (very) brief [Public hearing on Parks Exclusion Ordinance, women trying to find shelter, what to do with $500,000]
Blooming Youth. Gardening program grows self-respect. By Geoff Cole, Pages 5, 9 [RE: Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW)]
- Picture: Seattle Youth Garden Works kids clown for the camera.
- Photo by Donna Steinberg
A Place Called Chiapas: Eight Months Inside the Zapatista Uprising. Review by Ruth A. Fox, Page 8
- Picture: Nettie Wild and Subcommandante Marcos
Just Do It! Seattle writer Paul Loeb says act and be happy. Book: Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time by Paul Loeb. Interview by Timothy Harris, Pages 10, 11
Poetry, Pages 12, 13
- Mountain Climber by Stan Burriss
- Bar Hopping in Minnesota by Holly Day
- The Beer Gypsy by Swantantra Hudon, vendor #1770
- In Transit by Paul C. Hunter
- Jim Bridger’s cabin by Guy Palagi
- Interrupted Journey by Earle Thompson
- Out by Jessie, vendor #2109
- The Bus Stop by Koon Woon
Adventures in Poetry: Rocky Mountain High with ©Dr. Wes Browning, Page 13
Seattle Volunteer, Page 14
- Dispute Resolution Center
- Food Bank at St. Mary's
- Books to Prisoners
- Volunteer drivers needed to pick up and deliver donations
- Rose of Lima Transitional Housing
- Technology Access Foundation
- First Place School and Therapeutic Center for Low-income and homeless children and their families
- The Common Cents Campaign
- Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project
- The Sharehouse
- Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank
- Seattle-King County Housing Development Consortium
- Downtown Emergency Service Center
- Seattle Children's Home's Street Links
- Food Not Bombs
- University District Food Bank
- North Seattle Community College ELS program tutors
- University Youth Shelter
- Atlantic Street Center tutor
Calendar, Page 15. Special thanks to Jean Buskin
Citizens Participation Project, Page 16
5 Minute Miracle. Save 1,000,000 Units of Housing Today
- Issue: About one million units of affordable housing stock nationwide are privately owned, and are federally subsidized through the Section 8 housing program. In the last two years, about 100,000 of these units have been lost as owners prepay or opt out of the Section 8 program. Action is needed now to prevent more loss of this valuable housing, which includes 2,000 units in the Seattle area.
- While two legislative proposals have been introduced to protect this housing stock, advocates say that President Clinton's Office of Management and Budget can take additional action to start saving units immediately.