When I traveled to Athens, Greece, last month for a summit of the International Network of Street Papers, I was not sure what I expected to see.
Amid all the networking with delegates from 35 nations and the street paper best practices and success stories, I thought maybe I’d see some hardcore social dysfunction.
An estimated four in 10 Greeks live below the poverty line. Austerity measures since 2008 have left one in three Greeks at risk of homelessness. Athens counts 20,000 homeless people in a city of 660,000.