In September, Seattle University students Perry Firth and Krista Kent created nine new infographics as part of our series, Poverty and Homelessness in the Public School System. The experience inspired them to create one super-infographic that they nicknamed “The Big Brain.” What are the perils of encapsulating so much information into one bold visualization? Perry takes us behind the scenes of creating this brand-new infographic, “Child Homelessness & Toxic Stress: Far-Reaching Consequences.”
Happy holidays! We're delighted to regale you with the wise words of yet another inspiring advocate. Shelly Cohen is a Real Change vendor who has a lot of experience advocating at the city and state level for affordable housing, a service animal protection act, and other causes.
We’re in the second half of December -- that time when everyone is reflecting on the year. So we thought we’d take a few minutes to talk about some of the most interesting and moving online advocacy campaigns of 2014.
Following a debilitating car accident, Susan Russell lost her ability to work as a cement mason and eventually lost her home. During six years of homelessness, she was beaten, robbed and raped. In 2013 she was accepted into transitional housing. Even as she recovers from the traumas she experienced on the streets, Susan is a strong voice in the movement to end homelessness.
The Gilliards never thought they'd experience homelessness. Then the Great Recession hit, and their small business struggled. Drowning in debt, they eventually lost their home and moved their family of five into a shelter. Listen to their story, check out an infographic about child homelessness in Washington, and learn what you can do to spark change.