Pages in category "Homelessness activists"
The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Randall Amster – Randall Amster is an author, activist, educator in areas including peace, ecology, homelessness, anarchism. Amster writes for outlets ranging from academic journals to online news media. He has worked during his professional career. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics & Astronomy in 1988. Amster then graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1991. In 2008, Amster began serving as the Executive Director of Justice Studies Association. Amster is the editor of The Peace Chronicle, among other duties. During his time at Arizona State University, he was engaged in a number of controversial activist endeavors. Amster "sit-in" demonstrations against the ordinance, which he argued was aimed primarily at the local homeless population. Amster also helped to spearhead a successful campaign to preserve one of the last open spaces in downtown Tempe, AZ.. Amster received the Dondrell Swanson Advocate of Social Justice award for the campaigns Amster was involved in during his graduate studies at ASU. From 2005 to 2007, Amster was part of a legal initiative on the U.S.-Mexico border that monitored the activities of the Minuteman Project. Following the passage of SB 1070 in April 2010, he began to refocus his activism. In the ensuing months, Amster continued to write on related topics. Amster's writing covers a range of themes.Randall Amster – Randall Amster
2. Betty Kwan Chinn – Betty Kwan Chinn is a philanthropist who lives in Eureka, California. She has helped the homeless -- including the mentally ill, disabled veterans, drug abusers -- for the past 20 years. She won the 2008 Minerva Award. She worked with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to establish the homeless a bathroom and kitchen. U.S. President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal on August 4, 2010 at the White House. The Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center opened November 2013 offering a variety of services for the poor and homeless. BettyChinn.org Minerva-Award-Winner-Betty-Chinn Oprah.com: Minerva Award Winner—Betty ChinnBetty Kwan Chinn – Betty Kwan Chinn
3. Can Man Dan – Dan Johnstone, also known as "Can Man Dan", is a Canadian anti-poverty activist, philanthropist, community organizer and social activist. Johnstone also hosted many other events around Alberta aimed to help those less fortunate including his annual "We're Here For Ya Day" event. In December 2014, local Edmonton chain restaurant - Delux Burger Bar featured Can Man Dan as their "Celebrity Chef". In June 2015, Johnstone was ranked fourth in "WO Magazine"'s list of the "Top 5 Anti-Poverty Activists". In the summer of 2015, Johnstone was voted by Edmonton's general public to serve as an honorary parade marshal for their annual K-Days festival parade. Johnstone's "Tour of Alberta" raised 25 tonnes of dollars for various food banks throughout Alberta to distribute to people in need. Johnstone's campaign consisted of completing six "wacky" stunts around Edmonton which were intended to raise awareness and money. Dan is an avid professional wrestling fan and board enthusiast. In the spring of 2015, Johnstone started a new project aimed to help struggling locally owned businesses attain new customers called "Localive". In June 2013, Dan Johnstone announced that he would be running in 2013. Johnstone declared that he would be running for the open seat in Edmonton's Ward 10, vacated by Don Iveson. Johnstone was ultimately defeated by Michael Walters. Johnstone was also openly critical of the record breaking thirty-two candidates citing that it would result in a low voter turnout. Johnstone was defeated by Moe Banga. Can Man Dan's official website Official Can Man Dan Facebook fanpage Can Man Dan on TwitterCan Man Dan – Dan Johnstone AKA Can Man Dan poses for a picture at Edmonton's City Hall during the 2013 civic election.
4. Diana, Princess of Wales – Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. She was born as The Honourable Diana Spencer. Diana was the fourth child and third daughter of the Honourable Frances Roche. Diana was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, she became Lady Diana Spencer. Her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981, held at St Paul's Cathedral, reached a global audience of over million people. While married, she bore the titles Princess of Wales, Countess of Chester. The marriage produced the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions overseas. She was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. She was involved with dozens of charities including London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, of which she was president from 1989. Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media public mourning were extensive after subsequent televised funeral. Diana was born on 1 July 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. Diana was the fourth of five children of his first wife, Frances.Diana, Princess of Wales – The Princess of Wales raising money for cancer research in Chicago, Illinois, June 1996
5. B. G. Dyess – From 1964 to 1988, he was the Rapides Parish Registrar of a position to which he was appointed by the parish police jury. The registrar's position brought ex officio membership on the Louisiana State Board of Election Supervisors. Dyess was succeeded by Joanell Luke Wilson. Ms. Wilson was succeeded by Linda "Lin" Dyess Stewart, daughter of B. G. Dyess. Dyess was born in the Valentine Creek/Gardner community of western Rapides Parish to Josie B. Dyess, subsequently a Ward 5 constable, the former Sarah Matilda Smith. His paternal grandparents were the former Margaret Mathis. Dyess later attended Louisiana College, a Baptist-affiliated institution in Pineville. On his nineteenth birthday, he married his former Oak Hill classmate, a native of Winn Parish, born near Sikes in the Brister community. Ava was the third child of Wiley E. Brister, the former Nancy Ada Hudson. Ava Brister and B.G. Dyess married on August 16, 1941, four days after her eighteenth birthday. B. G. and Ava Dyess had seven children: Madeline Faye Dyess, two sons, Mac Dyess and wife Cheryl of Deville in Rapides Parish, Marc C. Reverend Dyess subsequently married the former Billie Whittington, who survives him. He outlived all of his siblings.B. G. Dyess – B.G. Dyess
6. Ted Hayes – Theodore "Ted" Hayes, Jr. is an American advocate for the homeless and an activist. Hayes' activism began in January 1985, when a community of homeless people in Los Angeles, was founded. It survived for five months, until authorities moved to shut down the shantytown. When they did, Hayes entered 35-day fast in protest. With producer Tom Bolema and the Butchers, he recorded "Ted's Rap: Justiceville" about the bulldozing of the encampment. In 1993 he founded a Los Angeles homeless facility consisting of geodesic domes designed by architect Craig Chamberlain and funded by ARCO. During the same year, he ran during the primary election receiving 0.63 % of the vote. In the mid-1990s, he organized a youth - and homeless cricket team, inspired an opera. He has served as president of the Los Angeles Social Cricket Alliance. At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Hayes, leading a contingent of homelessness activists, was shot by police. In 2001 he ran unsuccessfully for the Los Angeles City Council seat of the 9th district, receiving 5.3% of the vote. Recently, he has become a vocal critic of illegal immigration to the United States, staging his own. There was an altercation at an anti-illegal rally at Leimert Park organized by Hayes. He has founded several organizations, including the Black Elephants, the Crispus Attucks Brigade, an African-American anti-illegal immigration group. The Crispus Attucks Brigade, is named for an American man, the first victim of the Boston Massacre.Ted Hayes – Hayes at a rally in support of U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. Taken February 10, 2007, at the corner of Hollywood and Argyle, Los Angeles.
7. Jennifer Ho – Ho was born and raised in Minnesota. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1987, earning her bachelors in philosophy. From 1999 to 2010, Ho was executive director of a nonprofit project focusing on homelessness in Minnesota. In 2013, she was appointed at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The impact homelessness has on health. She has become rehoused as soon as possible. Under her administration, HUD has spent nearly $ billion on this initiative, making it "a key tool for reducing homelessness for hundreds and thousands of families."Jennifer Ho – Jennifer Ho
8. Cheri Honkala – Honkala has been a noted advocate in the United States and internationally. She is best known for being the Green Party's nominee for vice-president in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. In 2011, she was the Green Party candidate for Sheriff of Philadelphia, running on the promise of refusing to evict families from their homes. Honkala was featured prominently by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Zucchino. Honkala is the mother of actor Mark Webber. Cheri Honkala was born in 1963. Her mother had Cheyenne Native American ancestry. Honkala grew up watching her mother suffer from domestic violence. Honkala's mother quietly endured this abuse for fear of losing her kids. She was spent most of her youth incarcerated in a total of nine youth detention facilities. When Honkala was 17, her 19-year-old Mark, who suffered from mental health issues, committed suicide. Because he was uninsured, he could not afford to get the professional help he needed. At the time of Mark's suicide, she was already a mother, going to high school. Despite her difficult upbringing, Honkala managed to graduate. After living in an apartment in Minnesota, her young son were forced to move out and live out of their white Camaro.Cheri Honkala – Cheri Honkala, social justice organizer and Vice-Presidential candidate
9. Bruce Kenrick – Rev Bruce Kenrick was an English social activist and Minister in the United Reformed Church and the Church of Scotland. He is best known for writing "Come out the Wilderness" and as the founder of British housing Shelter. Having practiced medicine during the war he decided to pursue a career as a doctor. He attended the University of Edinburgh where he switched to divinity having engaged in missionary work. He met his an historian, while at Edinburgh. Kenrick went to work in the East Harlem Protestant project, attached to Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The early days were not easy. After a dispute over the leadership of the organisation with Des Wilson, Kenrick left Shelter.Bruce Kenrick – Bruce Kenrick in the 1960s.
10. Edward C. Lawson – He prosecuted only twice, with one conviction. The U.S. District Court ruled in Lawson's favor, enjoining enforcement of the law. Kolender appealed the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1983 upheld the Court of Appeals in voiding the law. Lawson received political support at the time from prominent Black leaders including Jesse Jackson, activist/comedian Dick Gregory, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters D-Los Angeles, U.S. Congressman John Conyers D-Detroit, others. Lawson's Supreme Court brief was accompanied from the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, others. In Carl Stern, the CBS Evening News U.S. Supreme Court reporter commented that this case was the most reported U.S. Supreme Court case that year. California Penal Code § 647 was repealed by the California Legislature in 2008. On May 2011, Edward C. Lawson died; This is reported by John Longenecker of Pro Per Inc. a longtime business partner and friend. To date, there has been no obituary. A report from a man with a similar name as Edward's relates that he died of pancreatic cancer.Edward C. Lawson – Edward C. Lawson
11. Jack Tafari – Jack Tafari, was a sometimes homeless Rastafari activist who advocated for himself and other homeless people, in the USA and the UK. He was best known for promoting "sanctioned tent cities" as transitional housing for homeless people, in Portland, Oregon, United States. In February 2000, Tafari moved from Salem, Oregon after being fired from a job. He, with others, created Dignity Village in 2000, as a ` sanctioned tent city' in Portland, Oregon. In December 2000, Tafari was sleeping rough in doorways in Portland, Oregon, United States. Tafari found himself sharing the streets with others. With seven others, Tafari began occupying city properties and pitching tents. While living on Portland's streets, Tafari had become the protector of a sixteen-year-old boy who went by the ` name' of Field Mouse. Field Mouse had been evicted for violating curfew. As his ` street father', Tafari helped him to protected him from ` chicken hawks', or sexual predators. At a Portland public library, Field Mouse taught Tafari how to use computers and email. In early confrontations with the Portland police, Tafari used his technological prowess to advance his cause by combining Internet communications and traditional public relations techniques. To ‘sweep’ Camp Dignity, the police were required to serve twenty-four hours' notice. Tafari started writing press releases and using the Internet facilities of the Independent Publishing Resource Center. His group put their things in shopping carts and, led by their wheelchair cases, they were ` moved on' to place.Jack Tafari – Jack Tafari; photo by Kevin Brown
12. Mark Webber (actor) – Mark Allen Webber is an American actor, screenwriter, director known for his roles in the films Snow Day, Weapons and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Webber was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he spent his early years. He was raised by his single mother in North Philadelphia. There they spent homeless, living in cars and abandoned buildings, struggling to survive during the harsh winters. Webber's life was subsequently the subject of a major news story. His mother have been for many years and still are outspoken homeless advocates. They organize walk in protests, volunteer to help provide food and shelter to the urban poor in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Cheri Honkala ran for Sheriff of Philadelphia with the Green Party on a "no evictions" platform. Webber began his acting career in 1998. He favors "offbeat independent productions and challenging roles that involve intense characterization." Webber was formerly in a relationship with actress Frankie Shaw. They have a son together. Webber and Shaw share joint custody of their son. In September 2012, Webber began dating Australian actress Teresa Palmer after she contacted him via Twitter. They became married on December 21, 2013 in Mexico.Mark Webber (actor) – Webber in June 2014