Giving Away Equity to Create a More Equitable Society

Aug 12, 2019

“Adam und Evelyn,” a bittersweet German love story in the summer of 1989, captures both the promise and the peril of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Adam and Evelyn are an East German couple. Evelyn yearns to flee to the West. Adam is happy behind the Iron Curtain as a dressmaker. She leaves and...

How to Get the Homeless Back on Their Feet

Dec 04, 2018

This author has an idea of how to help keep people off the streets: Let them sleep in their vehicles. When friends from overseas come to visit me in the States, they are shocked by how many people are homeless and living on the streets. How can people be so poor, they want to know, in a country...

One Stitch Closer to Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

Jan 02, 2016

A young woman has created a unique product to help the homeless in more ways than one. Veronika Scott is the founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan in Detroit. The US-based nonprofit organization produces a unique coat—designed by Veronika—that can turn into a sleeping bag that the...

The Lonely Homeless Man

Sep 23, 2015

What happens when you sit down to talk to a homeless man? We pass by them every day: the downtrodden, destitute men and women, holding all their earthly possessions in a few dirty bags, a shopping trolley, a cardboard box for a home. As we rush to work, to dinner, to a date, we walk past...

Portraits of America’s Homeless

Jul 22, 2015

Can art help change the world? Throughout history, having one’s portrait painted was a sign of distinction, achievement and affluence. Photography has democratized this process to a large degree, ever so often bringing society face to face with those whose lives and struggles go largely...

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