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SarasotaRepub
09-18-2010, 09:39 AM
LOL!!! (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9156769)




OneGrassRoot http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Sat Sep-18-10 07:44 AM
Original message My name is not "Those People"


‘Those people don’t need homes… We give them turkeys at Christmas and Thanksgiving.’

That statement, made to a group of low-income mothers who had banded together to try to create affordable housing in the early 1990s, inspired Julia K. Dinsmore to write the poem, My Name Is Not “Those People”. It is a powerful poem that challenges commonly held notions about poor people and can be found in her compelling book, My Name Is Child of God ... Not “Those People”: A First-Person Look at Poverty (2007, Augsburg Fortress Publishers).

Building Changes was first introduced to Ms. Dinsmore through her creative work, which was featured in a video presentation at our recent annual benefit luncheon. We have had the pleasure of getting to know her a little better since then, through e-mails, phone conversations and through her book.

Julia Dinsmore has known poverty all of her life and is no stranger to homelessness. As she writes in a poem:

I call myself…
Storyteller, artist, social change maker of twenty-five years,
Working to end poverty and homelessness

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"Those people" or "You people". Whenever I was posting on a Lib board and I'd start out with one of those it would drive em crazy. Especially the members of POAC.

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marv
09-18-2010, 10:35 AM
Julia Dinsmore has known poverty all of her life and is no stranger to homelessness. As she writes in a poem:

I call myself…
Storyteller, artist, social change maker of twenty-five years,
Working to end poverty and homelessness
But,...but,...but, LBJ did that in 1965........