This Saturday the Freedom Center visited an encampment to meet with two comrades, Andrea and Greg, in Oakland.
Greg and Andrea, two people with very different philosophies, have learned to live together. Their struggle of homelessness is one that requires forgiveness and love to be guiding principles. We can learn so much from their stories—and their dignity.
To create long-term, meaningful solutions to homelessness, we must build political power. Locally, statewide, and federally. We must cultivate our own curiosity to ask the right questions and develop our own resilience to do the right work.
Creating safe spaces to shower, nearby restrooms, and compassionate mental health services require each of us to make some calls. By speaking truth to power and rolling up our sleeves we will disrupt the forces of indifference