Archive for July, 2011

Vagabond Vlog 3 – July 2011

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Thank you to New Frontier Market for your continued support as well as our new advertisers: Arriving by Bike, Bijou Art Cinemas, City of Eugene Equity and Human Rights Center and Organically Grown Company. And thank you to McKenzie Mist for donating water throughout the year to hydrate the homeless who meet with The Oregon Vagabond on Basketball Tuesdays and for our writing workshops under the Washington-Jefferson Bridge, and our addiction recovery meetings at the McNail Riley House each week.

Kindness

Monday, July 18th, 2011

“Somewhere near you, somebody right now is trying to help the indigent and poor – providing food, shelter, clothing or simple kindness.” –  Tony Snow (1955-2008)

Basic Human Needs

“Wouldn’t it be neat / If the people you meet / Had shoes upon their feet / And something to eat? / And wouldn’t it be fine, / if all human kind had shelter? – – Basic human needs / Basic human deeds / Doing what comes naturally / Down in the garden / Where no one is apart / Deep down in the garden / The garden of your heart. – – And wouldn’t it be daring / If folks started sharing / Instead of comparing / What each other was wearing?” – Wavy Gravy

 

Photo by L.E. Erickson

Thank you to the City of Eugene Human Rights Commission

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Each fiscal year, the City of Eugene allocates a small amount of public money to the Human Rights Commission, which goes toward community event funding requests. The Oregon Vagabond is pleased to announce that on June 21, 2011 the City of Eugene Human Rights Commission (HRC) endorsed our Vagabond Basketball Tuesdays, Writing Workshop and Support Group. The HRC also approved our request for funding; we were granted $100 (maximum) to spend on these activities. Recipients of Human Rights Commission funding have met the approval guidelines and aligns with their mission – “The City of Eugene values the dignity of all human beings. We are committed to:

  • Ensuring that human rights are a central part of every City program;
  • Respecting and reflecting cultural and individual diversity;
  • Fostering mutual understanding; and
  • Promoting inclusiveness, justice and equity.”

For more information, visit the City of Eugene Equity and Human Rights Center‘s website.

The Oregon Vagabond is very thankful for and encouraged by receiving the support of the City of Eugene Human Rights Commission.