Medical violence. Stigmatization. Criminalization. These are just a portion of the harms we, as nonprofits, cause the people we are supposed to serve. That’s why Soma Snakeoil and Stacey Dee created The Sidewalk Project, an organization that advocates for the dignity and rights of people living on the streets. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, have their needs met, and receive medical care, but our unhoused neighbors are often denied even the most basic compassion and dignity. Learn about some of the shitty practices we perpetuate and how we can instead empower communities that have been systematically harmed and erased
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Soma Snakeoil and Stacey Dee are founders of The Sidewalk Project, bringing compassion instead of judgment to people living on the streets. “When systems fall down, people stand up!”
Thank you so much to Stacey and Soma for sharing your deeply personal stories and for the work you do!!
The Ethical Rainmaker is a podcast, hosted by Michelle Shireen Muri, that explores the world of inequity in nonprofits and philanthropy, including where we should step into our power or step out of the way! It is my desire and effort to bring zero-cost information, case studies, and inspiration to everyone in the third sector — especially those who want to do better on this journey.