Monday, December 13, 2010

We are all homeless - November 2010

We are all homeless - November 2010 from Willie Baronet on Vimeo.

Thanks to all of you who participated in any way! And thanks to Mona Kasra for shooting this footage. :-)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanks for all your support!

We had a terrific turnout for today's event near Northpark Mall. Some pictures are up, click here and here! At least 2 tv stations were there shooting footage: the33tv and Univision. As it turned out we weren't allowed to hand out any material to cars on the street, but there was a tremendous amount of traffic and I believe we got a lot of attention!

Thanks to all those who stood and held signs, shot photos or video, conducted interviews for the media, promoted our event, and to the police who were there to make sure all went well. It couldn't happen without all of you!!!

And if you're new to this blog, check out the links to the right for ways you can help local homeless organizations with your time or money.

Blessings to all for a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


There was an overwhelming preference for Saturday, November 20 as the date of our next WE ARE ALL HOMELESS art gathering. This is the Saturday before Thanksgiving AND the final day of NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK. Perfect timing!

Time will be 2 or 3pm that Saturday afternoon. Location will be disclosed to the participants ahead of time. (Dallas)

WHAT I NEED NOW: Is to know if you are IN, and if so, what you will be wearing. As I've mentioned, the theme for this event is THE HOMELESS VILLAGE PEOPLE, and I'm hoping that people will show up in a wide variety of outfits.

For example: doctor, business person, construction worker, football player, basketball player, soccer player, baseball player, nurse, teacher, yoga instructor, dancer, lounge singer, person in tux or evening gown, person wearing clothes based on their nationality or religion, priest, nun, rabbi, clown, actor, artist, painter, carpenter, hairdresser, student, skateboarder, boat captain, chef, waitperson, maitre ‘d, pirate, musician (with any instrument or microphone), policeperson, military person (army/navy/air force/marine/reserves), maintenance person, janitorial staff, housekeeper, nanny, vampire, Jesus, Gandhi, historical figure, etc. The point is to represent many different segments of people to reinforce the theme: WE ARE ALL HOMELESS.

People can also just wear street clothes or our black t-shirts that say “we are all homeless”. It's all good! (And if you don't have your t-shirt from the last event, let me know!).

If you need some time to think about a costume, that is OK too! But let me know if you are IN so I can plan accordingly and make sure you are in the loop with future announcements. :-)

I will supply the homeless signs.

As always, thanks so much for your support and help. I think this will be the most interesting event yet! And tell your friends to join the facebook group!

Love and blessings,

In addition to the cards we normally hand out, we will also be handing these out (supplies are limited :-):

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Story with Dick Gordon - Airing this Friday night at 9pm on 90.1 KERA!!!

Here is a link to the story! (My part starts about halfway through.)

I was interviewed to be on a nationally syndicated radio show that airs (in Dallas) at 9pm daily on KERA. The show is called The Story with Dick Gordon. The Story is produced at North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC, and is co-produced and distributed by American Public Media.

Here is a blurb from their website:

Our goal is to find people whose lives are intersecting with significant issues in the news and give them the opportunity to tell their story. At a time when "celebrity rules" and the only "ordinary" people we see are faces in the crowd, The Story reminds listeners that their stories and their lives matter. We believe that by creating a space for first person stories we are choosing not to accept a pollster's version of our thoughts and attitudes.

The interview covered all aspects of the homeless signs project, from the buying and collecting, to the process of creating art using the signs, to the gatherings of We Are All Homeless.

Thanks again to all of you for your support!! :-)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Join our Facebook Group!

Hello everyone! Get ready for another homeless event this Fall! The homeless village people. Details to come. Be thinking about what you might wear and represent at the gathering. Thanks as always for your support, AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN US!

Be sure to join our FACEBOOK group! There is a link at the right. :-)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Homeless Flash Mob 2 broadcast page...

Thank you all for making today such a great success! Other than a brief run in with the very unfriendly manager at Cafe Express, things went well. We passed out a lot of cards, and got quite a bit of attention. The t-shirts helped.

These feeds were live during the event, and for those of you who won't be able to be there you can watch the archived footage now. Thanks to the members of my MobileLab video class, and to all of you who supported this effort.

Mike Stephens

Mary Skinner

Ben Smithson

Chelsea Conway

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Next event: April 17

Join the facebook event here! More details to come on location, etc. If you would like to be a member on this blog, please leave a comment here or at the facebook page and I'll add you to the list.

If any of you are willing to do some PR for the event please contact me.