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CNV Organizers Resist Houston Ban on Feeding the Homeless

Posted by Ryan Hall
12.31.14
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Jerry Monroe Maynard helping the homeless

Members of DignityHouston, a Catholic Organization for LGBTQIA Catholics/Allies donated Winter Care Kits to Houston-Food Not Bombs. The Winter Care Kits are part of their resistance effort to the criminalization of the homeless and the human rights violations of Homeless Hate Laws, feeding bans, and lack of shelter. Jerry is a CNV organizer in Houston, TX.

Houston-FNB is one of the main groups in Houston who have actively been resisting the injustice ordinance that forbids feeding of homeless in public areas. To resist, FNB gathers 4x every week, to provide food/drink in front of the Public library. On Monday, Dignity Houston provided handmade care kits with hygiene products, and snacks to about 60 people.

It is always a truly powerful experience on many levels, when you come face to face with injustice. But it is always a magnificent sign to see people standing up for the marginalized.

CNV Houston feeding the homeless

CNV Houston feeding the homeless

I encourage all people, no matter where you are, to engage this culture were people are excluded and exploited. Together we can build a Culture of Peace. I’m reminded of the Catholic Hymn that says “We will work with each other. We will work side by side. We will guard each person’s dignity, and save each person’s pride”. Resist! Show the world that there is still hope and there are still people who care for one another!

Jerry Monroe Maynard
Campaign Nonviolence Organizer
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