September 18th, 2021


Community Building Tip: Shelters

For my current set of tips, I'm using the list "101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City.

89. Help build a better shelter. Sometimes, the best ways to help build your community is to help others who are feeling apart and alone. The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, along with architect Corrie Rosen, created a series of guidelines, called Building Dignity, to help construct more comforting and effective shelters for victims of domestic violence. The plans include soliciting donations from the community, such as asking interior decorators to "adopt" a room, and asking a local steel artist to create artful window displays that projected both strength, security, and beauty.

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Poem: "An Embodiment of Human Creativity"

Based on an audience poll, this is the free epic for the September 7, 2021 Poetry Fishbowl making its $200 goal. It was spillover from the July 6, 2021 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] zianuray, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, and [personal profile] librarygeek. This poem belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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