State of emergency for homelessness? No quick fixes but we can do this

So now it’s official:  Homelessness is a state of emergency in LA.  It’s been a state of emergency for each person who has gone homeless for some time, so these folks are already the experts.  Artwalk intends to ask homeless people about what might be done, and we’ll post their responses.

We’re also working with the Renters Day coalition, LA Tenants Union/SILA, Coalition for Economic Survival and … there are faith-based groups working on this.  If you ever work in or near a church you know this is one place homeless folks congregate, seek help, and sometimes sleep.  Let’s ask these fellow parishioners: What will help to end homelessness or at least alleviate this crisis?  If you want to work, or work more vigorously on an artful response, let me know your thoughts and ideas.

Homeless is not hopeless.

Roberta Morris

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-funding-proposals-los-angeles-20150921-story.html

PAINT-A-THON; Artwalk participates in Portrait of Hope

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You want to join us in a Paint-a-thon and paint some giant spheres that will fill MacArthur Park later this summer?

Contact Roberta Morris at rmorris.artwalk@gmail.com or Sarah Boehmke at sarahboehmke@gmail.com for more information or to sign up and join us.  It will be a blast!

http://www.portraitsofhope.org/projects/spheres/

Summer Sundays at Spirit Studio

We’re at it again!  Starting Sunday, July 12th here’s the plan!  Join us at Spirit Studio for any part of this afternoon or just to enjoy the art on the walls!

  • Writing group with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) 3-5 p.m.
  • Meditate 5-5:30 
  • Eucharist 5:30
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This July, grab your gear, kick your inner-editor to the curb, and venture out into the wilds of your imagination. It’s time to track down your wandering muse.

Whether you’re a seasoned writer here to take on another challenge, or a tentative first-timer looking for a place to pitch your tent, Camp NaNoWriMo is the perfect chance to see what you’re capable of when you have the time and space to create. Ready to go? Sign in right now (you can use your NaNoWriMo username and password!).
If you’re worried the trail has gone cold, here are a few reasons to seek out your writing project with Camp this July:

Tracking the muse is always safer in a group.  You can join a group of seasoned NANOWRIMO writers at Spirit Studio Silver Lake, Sundays 3-5 p.m.

or sign in for Camp NaNoWriMo offers 12-person online writing groups, which we call cabins. Meet other writers by being sorted into a cabin based on your age, genre, or goals.
Already have a cadre of fellow explorers? We’ve introduced private cabins.

Camp NaNoWriMo is open to all writing projects. Whether you’re editing a draft or tackling a script, poetry, or novel, Camp NaNoWriMo is the place to seek out those wily words. (We hear rhyming words are best lured with Sweethearts.)

Follow your muse at your own pace.