How can an art campaign cover up the design of a flawed & inhumane approach to dealing with homelessness? | Tampa art students to design Safe Harbor fundraising campaign | Tampa Bay Times

I know the perfect way for undergraduates at Art Institute of Tampa to make Pinellas residents care about the homeless, showcase the art of the homeless. The homeless and the housed share the same innate talents and gifts. The challenge is now to find the most talented homeless artist and exhibit their work. This will make Pinellas residents care. Art gives new perspective. I only ask that you please do not exploit the artists.

Homelessness in Savannah, Stories for Learning

They’ve been given a HUGE challenge:

A class of undergraduates at the Art Institute of Tampa has been handed challenge: Make Pinellas residents care about the homeless.

They have showed so far how they (the government & community leaders, including the quoted Chamber of Commerce executive) “care about the homeless” by allowing the Safe Harbor facility to be developed in the first place (as their way to criminalize homelessness)!

We’ve written before on this blog about the significant effort in Pinellas County to criminalize homelessness!

Now, there is an attempt to gloss over the flawed & inhumane approach that was put in place by a consultant they hired to “fix” the homeless situation there!

While we like the approach of engaging students to be creative towards marketing campaigns, addressing social issues & looking at forward thinking ways to be innovative around them are where the action MUST…

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