SpiritFarmer


Nickelsville Resident Poet
December 4, 2008, 6:58 am
Filed under: friends, Seattle, social action, the purple door

My friend Jeff posted the following video of his friend, Beau.  He is one of the residents of Nickelsville, and tells a little bit of his story, and shares one of his poems.  For you non-Seattlites, Nickelsville is a homeless encampment currently located in the University District, just a few blocks away from The Purple Door.  The residents have been pushed around by the city leadership, with particularly aggressive moves made by mayor Greg Nickels – so they honored him by naming their little town after him.  These are not your “typical” homeless folks – many have jobs and families.

I’ve met Beau briefly, and as you’ll see from the video, he’s a pretty smart guy.

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wow!

Comment by Jeremy

Thanks for posting this bro

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