...to the sum of light. A quote attributed to Leo Tolstoy who wrote prolifically about poverty in 19th century Russia. It is the response to the age old question of poverty; "What then shall we do?"
Add your light to the sum of light.
Homelessness and poverty are vast and complex societal issues that do not have simplistic solutions. To address these injustices to human safety and dignity, it takes all members of society to see what is in front of them and do their part. Yes, to add your light. Part of that process is also to listen to the voices that have experienced those injustices. The conversations that we need to have start there with an understanding of what those experiences are and what that means to individuals , families and to who we are as a society.
This is a collaborative blog bringing together the different voices of our community. The commonality is to add your light; share lived experiences of poverty and homelessness, to listen and to put forth ideas and actions of the work we all need to engage in towards Social Justice.
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"Equality of opportunity is not enough. Unless we create an environment where everyone is guaranteed some minimum capabilities through some guarantee of minimum income, education, and healthcare, we cannot say that we have fair competition. When some people have to run a 100 metre race with sandbags on their legs, the fact that no one is allowed to have a head start does not make the race fair. Equality of opportunity is absolutely necessary but not sufficient in building a genuinely fair and efficient society." Ha-Joon Chang from "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism"