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  • Mark Horvath and Invisible People Fighting Homelessness

    20,388 views 3 years ago
    Since its launch in November 2008, Invisible People has leveraged the power of video and the massive reach of social media to share the compelling, gritty, and unfiltered stories of homeless people from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The vlog (video blog) gets up close and personal with veterans, mothers, children, layoff victims and others who have been forced onto the streets by a variety of circumstances. Each week, they're on Invisible People and high traffic sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, proving to a global audience that while they may often be ignored, they are far from invisible.

    Invisible People goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages can understand, and can't ignore. The vlog puts into context one of our nation's most troubling and prevalent issues through personal stories captured by the lens of Mark Horvath - its founder - and brings into focus the pain, hardship and hopelessness that millions face each day. One story at a time, videos posted on Invisible People shatter the stereotypes of America's homeless, force shifts in perception and deliver a call to action that is being answered by national brands, nonprofit organizations and everyday citizens now committed to opening their eyes and their hearts to those too often forgotten.

    This short video is the trailer of @home, a documentary that tells the story of modern U.S. homelessness and one man's fierce commitment to end it. Mark Horvath and Invisible People travel around North America using social media to fight homelessness.

    Click here to see more video previews from @home http://www.youtube.com/play...

    Kindling Group is the production team behind the @home documentary, following the work of homelessness activist Mark Horvath (aka @hardlynormal), and to produce a smartphone game for change that you can play in your community. For more information visit http://www.athomedocumentar... Show less
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    • Homelessness Is a Symptom of Racism: Interview with Jeff Olivet and Marc Dones - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      • 243 views
      "What we do not say often enough or loudly enough is that racism and homelessness are inextricably linked. Yes, racism. It is time to speak truth. It is time to call it what it is." ~ Jeff Olivet
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    • Linda - Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      • 587 views
      Linda worked as a dental hygienist but started to lose her vision and lost her job a little over four years ago. She is now homeless and sleeps on the streets of Boston.

      Linda had her wallet stol...
    • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program - Duration: 4 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 259 views
      Life on the streets is hard. Far too often people experiencing homeless die on the streets. It's horrible when anyone dies homeless, yet it's even worse that most of the deaths can be avoided. Home...
    • Tommy - Duration: 6 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 438 views
      I met Tommy at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Tommy ended up in the hospital for pneumonia as a result of him sleeping outside. Sometimes he tries to get a few hours inside at train s...
    • Nicolas - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 822 views
      Nicolas has been homeless in San Jose for about a year. He doesn't have ID, which makes it challenging to find work or support.

      Nicolas doesn't want to talk about homelessness because he says bee...
    • Shanni and her children - Duration: 6 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 946 views
      Shanni and her children live in a homeless shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah. She says the shelter is scary. They mix single men and women with the families. Although separated by dividers, the child...
    • Russ - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 920 views
      The night before, Russ and his wife were ticketed in Santa Monica for sleeping on the sidewalk. Criminalization of people experiencing homelessness is growing. It's the fastest way to get homeless ...
    • Rita - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 543 views
      Rita is a kind and gentle woman who has a strong faith in her God. She has lived on the streets of Los Angeles for a few months now. The night before she slept on a bus.

      As I was walking up, I n...
    • Kat in the Hat - Duration: 6 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,197 views
      I was walking downtown Los Angeles and happened to meet Kat in the Hat, which is the name this gentle homeless man prefers to go by. One of the saddest things to witness is a homeless person making...
    • Repurpose Content for Consistent Storytelling - Duration: 6 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 215 views
      Video goes with this post: http://www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com/blog/2016/08/18/re...

      After I had posted a little rave about repurposing content on ...
    • Dion - Duration: 5 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 994 views
      Dion is living in a small tent community near downtown Chicago. To me, it's really shocking that Chicago now has tent cities popping up. I am not sure why I'm shocked since most inner-city streets...
    • Celebrate My 21st Sober Birthday by Helping to End Homelessness. - Duration: 118 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 416 views
      Click here to donate: https://www.crowdrise.com/celebrate-21-years-sober-by-end...

      August 24th, 1995 was my last day homeless.  August 24th of this year will be my 21st sober birthday...
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    This Invisible People road trip is made possible by Sevenly and Virgin Mobile USA, who are partnering to end youth homelessness through Virgin Mobile USA's initiative, RE*Generation. For more information please visit: http://invppl.tv/regen
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