Ep. 27: Giving a Platform to Homelessness with The Denver VOICE

  • March 16, 2017
  • Joey Held

Homelessness is a part of every city in the world. More than 564,000 people in a given night are sleeping on the streets, in cars, in homeless shelters, or in subsidized transitional housing.

One organization is working to facilitate a dialogue addressing the roots of homelessness by producing a newspaper, The Denver VOICE. Each issue tells stories of people whose lives are impacted while offering economic, educational, and empowerment opportunities for the impoverished community.

In this episode, Sarah Harvey and John Alexander of the VOICE join us to talk about how the newspaper has impacted the Denver area. They dive into the opportunities it’s created for its vendors and writers – many of whom are homeless and impoverished – and the content that readers can find within its pages. They also discuss some popular stories from the past and give a sneak peek at what’s coming up in future issues, from travel guides to an interview with a musical group conducted by a musical vendor.

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