Monday, September 14, 2009

Our Hope Is You'll Get Mad Enough To Do Something

I've been following's series of short video interviews with american homeless people.

Their byline is particularly poignant: "Caution: Some content may be offensive. Our hope is you'll get mad enough to do something." - applies to all issues of social justice, really.

Each person interviewed has a story. Each has a name.

Whilst I hope New Zealand's social welfare and health systems are better at catching, and helping, people with stories like these - it is a timely reminder of the real challenges faced by vulnerable people; even in comparatively wealthy societies like ours.

Challenging ...

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  1. Hey Gavin
    Can you post the link to find these videos... thanks

  2. apologies, link corrected in post

    it is

  3. I watched a great movie the other day, it's called the soloist and it's about a homeless man. recommend watching it as it based on homeless people in L.A. An eye opener and very good movie