Looking toward, not away

22 Oct

I recently learned about the National Art Campaign of Compassion (http://www.gofundme.com/skidrobot), “a national guerilla art campaign to create a dialogue for a solution to extreme poverty. Using the power of  art and film, we will tell the stories of the desperate dreamers across the U.S. who are experiencing homelessness.”



What struck me viscerally about this work is that it’s designed to get us to see people who are experiencing homelessness, and to recognize just that: they are people who are experiencing homelessness. That’s a big shift, and a critical one, if we’re going to find solutions for poverty. Because any sustainable solution will have to include–not just fix or eliminate–people who are experiencing homelessness, unemployment and starvation.

You can check out more art from the campaign on the artist’s Instagram page: http://instagram.com/skidrobot.

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