Jon One, Abbé Pierre, and homelessness
This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 years, 2 months, 3 weeks, 20 hours, 54 minutes ago.
Anyone that lives in a major city knows that homelessness is an urban issue. New York City government estimates figure that over 3,100 people are living in the streets. Every night over 38,000 people are living in shelters. Over 16,000 children are homeless in this city. Paris like New York City has its share of a homeless population. As both our cities continue to see the destruction that the financial systems are causing families and the poor we will unfortunately see more and more people with out homes.
The video that is included in this post and features the artist Jon One is an homage to an advocate for the homeless as much as it is a call to attention for all of us that live in large cities. The video is dedicated to Abbé Pierre, founder of the Emmaus movement, whose goal it was to help the poor and homeless.
If you want to help and volunteer here in NYC you can help.
Here are some photos I took just two days ago on West 4th street train station around 11pm. Just another day in the rotten apple.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Friday February 25, 2011