The second week of February, Real Change is joining street newspapers in the United States and around the world for Vendor Week. The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate more than 9,000 vendors across 35 countries. We’ll be paying tribute to their hard work and their efforts to challenge perceptions people hold about those who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Join us at Westlake Park on Feb. 6 for a special event. Local celebrities will be selling the paper alongside vendors from noon – 2 p.m. They include: comedian Brett Hamil; activist Cary Moon; journalist Enrique Cerna; writer and Real Change columnist Hanna Brooks Olsen; Downtown Seattle Association President Jon Scholes; city councilmember Lisa Herbold; Accelerator YMCA Executive Director Mark Putnam; The Evergrey cofounder Monica Guzman; Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes; Facing Homelessness founder Rex Holhbein; DJ Rob Oxford; and Real Change Founding Director Tim Harris.
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard is also participating this year, but he’ll be at a secret location. Leading up to event we’ll release clues on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram about his whereabouts.
The first and 100th person to buy a paper will receive a prize as well as others who find him.
Selling Real Change may look easy but our vendors know it requires hard work and patience. Stop by Westlake Park to learn more about our programs and support quality independent journalism.
Follow #VendorWeek and #WheresStone on social media for updates from us and other street papers from around the world.
Read the full Jan. 30 - Feb. 5 issue.
Real Change is a non-profit organization advocating for economic, social and racial justice. Since 1994 our award-winning weekly newspaper has provided an immediate employment opportunity for people who are homeless and low income. Learn more about Real Change.