Posts Tagged ‘street’

The Oregon Vagabond August 2011, Volume 2 – Issue 8

Monday, August 1st, 2011

 

August’s issue is hot off the press! In the August 2011 issue of The Oregon Vagabond, we have published stories by 15 local writers, who attend our writing workshops Tuesday afternoons at Washington-Jefferson Park under the bridge. Photography in this issue is by L.E. Erickson and James Beason (Lane Community College journalism intern).

Welcome to our newest advertisers: Bijou Art Cinemas, Organically Grown Company and The City of Eugene Equity and Human Rights Center. Our Contributors Club membership continues to grow – thank you to those who joined this past month! A special thank you to the Human Rights Commission for awarding us a grant and endorsing our work with the homeless community and McKenzie Mist for the gift of water to hydrate those experiencing homelessness.

The Oregon Vagabond is distributed by our homeless vendors on the streets of Eugene by the Farmers Market and Saturday Market. Other downtown locations include near The Kiva grocery store, across the street from Cafe Zenon and the U of O campus.

Vagabond Vlog 1 – May 2011

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Every month, beginning May 2011, David Gerber, the publisher and editor of The Oregon Vagabond – Eugene’s Original Street Newspaper and “Voice of the Streets”, will post a “Vagabond Vlog” update of what’s new with the newspaper and on the streets.

May 2011

Inspired by Eugene

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The first time in my life at the of 27 years, I decided to take my first stroll out of Indiana, to see what was out there for me! I went from the bottom to the top of Cali by bus, foot and train. Somehow we ended up in Eugene about a month into our tour of curiosity – and who would have imagined that this was the place that would be our choice for living! We’ve been here for about a month and a half, living on the streets, and at one point it felt like we were headed nowhere.

I’d never been to a town where people that are homeless help others until now! We lost everything in a really bad rain and thought we were going to freeze. But as we walked to stay warm someone not on the streets gave us hope & inspiration, by helping us. The next day someone living like us gave us sleeping bags to stay warm! The reason that we’ve chosen to stay here in Eugene is because the people who reside here, both in homes and on the street, always in some shape or form, have a way to give hope and inspiration to all.

by Michelle Gunn