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Giving tribute to a bold, ‘Vintage Movie Actress’ 4 her great ‘CinemaRoles’ (CinnamonRolls)! COFFEE! COFFEE! COFFEE!

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Posted by on MonAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-11-05T08:45:38+00:00America/Los_Angeles11bAmerica/Los_AngelesMon, 05 Nov 2018 08:45:38 +0000 31, in American Issues, anger management, cartoon, celebrity, classic movies, coffee, college humor, comedy, depression, entertainment, Facetiousness, film history, group therapy, high school humor, hollywood, humor, italian, jokes, laugh, movie star, nostalgic, paparazzi, retro, social networking

 

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THE UNDER LYING TRUTH

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A Popup Art Gallery For Homeless Artists

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New York City — one of the largest art communities in the world — neglects to showcase its artists who live in the shadows, underground in subways, and shelters. These people are mothers, sons, daughters, architects, artists, and artisans not in previous lives but at this very moment. Although these artists haven’t amassed a sizable following or reached certain levels of notoriety, they deserve the same opportunity to showcase their art. An artist’s upbringing or socioeconomic status shouldn’t be a deterrent to platform to showcase their art.

While researching the homeless plight and homeless initiatives across NYC, I realized many of the complexities surrounding homelessness. Rather than creating a digital solution or aid, I’m choosing to use my resources to provide a physical space that can help continue an ongoing conversation about homelessness; shedding light on those who are most often in the shadows.

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The Balcony by Jamaica Dyer

 
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Posted by on MonAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-10-15T14:45:18+00:00America/Los_Angeles10bAmerica/Los_AngelesMon, 15 Oct 2018 14:45:18 +0000 31, in culture, economy, social networking

 

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They Call Them Computer Pests

 
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Posted by on MonAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-10-08T18:12:00+00:00America/Los_Angeles10bAmerica/Los_AngelesMon, 08 Oct 2018 18:12:00 +0000 31, in humor, social networking

 

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HISTORY DOCUMENTED: THE HOMELESS MUSEUM

HISTORY DOCUMENTED: THE HOMELESS MUSEUM

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(HOMU) THE HOMELESS MUSEUM OF ART

Homeless Museum Gives A Voice To Hidden Stories Of Homelessness

By Alice Clarke

Homeless Museum gives a voice to hidden stories of homelessness – Good News Shared

Homelessness can be an isolating experience, and one which is little understood. As its core mission, the Museum of Homelessness (MoH) aims to go some way towards rectifying this situation, seeking to promote social inclusion and an understanding of homelessness by acknowledging its hidden histories, usually underrepresented or ignored in conventional museums.

Behind the creation of this Museum lies the shocking fact that homelessness has more than doubled since 2010, due, in part, to callous policies which punish rather than support vulnerable individuals, inspiring the founding of MoH by Jess and Matt Turtle in 2014.

At the heart of its work is the Museum’s goal of creating a space where marginalised people are not only represented and included, but also have the opportunity to shape a new museum amplifying their own, often unheard, personal narratives. Rather than taking, curating and re-packaging their experiences to fit a pre-existing artistic agenda or cultural current, since its inception MoH has involved those who have lived experience of homelessness every step of the way, with no decisions being taken without them.

In April of this year, MoH launched its “State of the Nation” programme – a year-long exploration of the homelessness crisis gripping the UK – as a direct response to the wishes of people who have experienced homelessness and who are homeless.

At the two-day opening event at the Tate Modern in London, which was attended by over 1,629 people, MoH sought to make sure that the activities directly expressed the experiences and emotions of those whose lives have involved homelessness, recognising that homelessness is a human story as much as a societal one.

Because of this, the MoH team worked to create ‘Exchanges’, rather than exhibitions of homelessness, which – part installation and part story-telling space – displayed objects and stories offering a snapshot of the lives of those affected by homelessness all over the UK. Objects were donated from a wide range of sources including homelessness workers and volunteers, activists, and people experiencing various forms of homelessness, and, rather than using traditional museum labels, MoH accompanied them with testimonies performed by actors, hoping to bring the complex stories and lives they represent to life.

One story that was explored in an Exchange was the story of the bed.
Homeless Museum gives a voice to hidden stories of homelessness

State of the Nation ‘Bed’. Photo: Museum of Homelessness

The object was donated by a worker at a winter shelter, who explained its significance:

“We tend to think of poverty in a material sense, but relational poverty is probably much more important… This work is about bringing people back to wholeness and recognising ourselves as whole human beings”.

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Associated with permanence, safety, security, warmth and love, the story of the bed aimed to make its audience think about childhood, being cared for and feeling safe. By using objects such as the bed, which symbolise connection – and, at the opposite pole, loneliness – the Museum highlights a universal need that we all have to feel safe, sleep well, and be close to others, drawing attention to the real, emotional stories of those experiencing homelessness.

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Evolution Transgressed

In summary, the concept below show that man is on a backward trend from competent to handicap then to being infantile

Barbara Hammesberg Homelessness Exhibit (Anthropology and Museum Studies)

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TODAY’S COMIC READ

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Posted by on MonAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-10-01T16:49:00+00:00America/Los_Angeles10bAmerica/Los_AngelesMon, 01 Oct 2018 16:49:00 +0000 31, in American Issues, coffee, comedy, conservative, humor, jokes, laugh, nostalgic, retro, social networking

 

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