“The biggest problem we have is public perception that everyone who is poor or homeless deals drugs or is criminal,” Hilton said. “I hope we have provided some clarification of the issues. I hope we have erased some stereotypes.”
You see, Savannah isn’t the only city who has stereotype issues when they look at their homeless population.
Take a look at the conversation (linked to below) in a public forum reported on here in Salt lake City, Utah.
Let’s try to see if we can arrange a similar conversation in Savannah at some point, maybe as a separate event for World Homelessness Day on 10-10-10 or as a part of the event we want to put together.
Join in on the conversation here or privately about an event we could put together in Savannah for WHD that lets us get the stereotypes addressed – we saw some of these & other types of negativity towards the homeless expressed in the comments in this recent SMN article.
With a Christian response to homelessness we likely won’t be dealing with those stereotypes anyway!
- YouTube Dedicates Homepage to Ending Homelessness (homelessness.change.org)
- Mark Horvath: State of Utah Will End Homelessness (huffingtonpost.com)
- 5 Myths About Homeless Schools (homelessness.change.org)