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12.05.14

Overcriminalized

In this special segement, we’ll explore the film series ‘Overcriminalized’, which looks at Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes? Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system? In addition, we’ll[…]
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12.03.14

Pressing the issue: Art Hazelwood’s imagery and action on the homeless front

For decades, Art Hazelwood has used his sinister style of art as a means of educating society about complex social issues by way of posters and books. His often dark and nefarious-looking images frequently attack powerful figures that he believes[…]
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11.29.14

House Keys not Handcuffs – an interview with Paul Boden by Mike Rhodes

Broadcast on KFCF 88.1 FM in Fresno on Friday, November 28, 2014The text of the interview: Rhodes: Paul it’s an honor to speak with you today. Tell me a little about yourself and your interest in the issue of homelessness[…]
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11.24.14

A longtime advocate for the homeless, Boden offers his thoughts on the status of the War on Poverty, 50 years later.

Paul Boden became homeless at age 16. In 1983, he began volunteering at a San Francisco shelter, where he eventually became a program director. He later served as exec director of the city’s Coalition on Homelessness for 16 years. He’s[…]
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11.20.14

San Francisco Homeless Advocates to Public Transit Police: “Stop Criminalizing Homelessness”

San Francisco homeless advocates are challenging a policy, implemented in July 2014, authorizing the police force of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system to arrest individuals resting or sleeping against BART station walls. The names of the five individuals shot[…]
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11.13.14

Book Release Celebrates 30 Years of Homeless Organizing & Art

WESTERN REGIONAL ADVOCACY PROJECT 2940    16TH STREET, SUITE 200-2, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103 TEL: 415.621.2533 / EMAIL: wrap@wraphome.org WEB: www.wraphome.org     For Immediate Release November 12, 2014 Book Release Celebrates 30 Years of Homeless Organizing & Art Contact: Paul Boden, Executive[…]
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11.07.14

Homeless dragged down by belongings, as cities view keepsakes ‘trash’

by Renee Lewis @ http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/7/homeless-americansdraggeddownbyneedtocarrybelongings.html Having to lug around possessions for fear of theft or confiscation keeps individuals from social programs, opportunities. For Americans experiencing homelessness, finding a safe place to store belongings can prove daunting and be a major barrier to overcoming[…]
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11.04.14

WRAP is Excited to Present Our Book: House Keys Not Handcuffs!

Dear Friends & Allies It is our pleasure and honor to present House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond. Written by WRAP’s Executive Director Paul Boden with additional essays by friends and longtime[…]
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10.23.14

Can a ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ End the Criminalization of LA’s Most Vulnerable Residents?

Originally Post @ The Nation by John Thomason http://m.thenation.com/article/184673-can-homeless-bill-rights-end-criminalization-las-most-vulnerable-residents After years of harassment by the police, homeless Angelenos and their allies fight back. “We are human beings who live here,” Silvia Hernández says emphatically. She is speaking of Los Angeles’s notorious[…]
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10.06.14

Social justice coalition works to enact Homeless Bill of Rights in three states

Over 125 social justice groups across five states are collaborating on what will effectively be a Homeless Bill of Rights that the coalition hopes to get introduced as individual bills in the states of California, Colorado and Oregon during each[…]
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