Thursday, 28 February 2013

Just One

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." -Archbishop Desmond Tutu

sometimes there is only black and white and no shades of grey. 

I've been thinking about something I posted not too long ago. And through my pondering coupled with some web surfing tonight, I've found something pretty cool to talk about.

“Today it is fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately it is not fashionable to talk with them.”–Mother Teresa 

I just bought a T-Shirt from Just One. Check out this website--One Voice To End Slavery. It's a social network for abolitionists. And that is how I found Just One's sites, like OBWL

And this is what I am going to do (once I can actually ride my bike). I've spent the last few days thinking about one of my favourite spots to go play Ingress, at a park in Costa Mesa. I was actually interviewed by a local news channel there about the "homeless situation". The city of Costa Mesa treated them like a nuisance instead of seeing them as people. They spent $60,000 tearing down a picnic area to try to get the homeless to stop sleeping there. When I go there at night after work to play Ingress, I see no difference in the amount of people there. So instead of spending $60,000 to care for these people, the city just gave them less shelter. 

OBWL seeks to encourage every day citizens to fill their backpacks, riding bags, tubs, etc with new socks, toiletries, dog treats, bus passes, and other simple necessities jump on your bikes and ride, spending time with your neighbors who live under the stars. It is our hope that OBWL Chapters will start in different cities or neighborhoods throughout the US.

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