“By making homelessness and poverty less visible, we are dehumanizing a complete section of the population.
The visibility of poverty confronts a society to ignore or to solve, and only one eliminates it from the national identify.”
Said Teacher and writer Paul Ruth.
Ruth calls on readers to be part of the solution and not just rely on nonprofits and the government to end homelessness and hunger.
He used the recent example of the 90-year-old World War II veteran in Fort Lauderdale who committed an act of civil disobedience in feeding the hungry and homelessness on the beach to make his case. A new city law outlaws feeding individuals experiencing homelessness on public property.