Right 2 Survive
- Working to empower the houseless and disenfranchised, and to oppose abuses of power by government.
- Right 2 Survive meets every 2nd & 4th Thursday from 5-7pm at Sisters of the Road Cafe.
Right 2 Survive is a Portland-based advocacy organization focused on improving conditions for homeless people, and those who are at risk of losing access to adequate shelter. The group's main focus is on "working to empower the houseless and disenfranchised, and to oppose abuses of power by government." Pointing out that human beings that are denied adequate access to the basic means of self-care suffer deleterious health consequences, both physically and psychologically. Adequate means for self-care includes a stable and adequate dwelling place situated in a stable and hospitable community, proper nutrition and a productive role in the community.
Organizationally, Right 2 Survive recognizes that traditional do-gooder agencies with a mission to serve the homeless community have failed to slow or stop the societal conditions that purposely rob the poor and defenseless to further enrich those who already have more material wealth than they can responsibly use. Instead of simply accommodating the prevailing social, political and economic ideology that views a homeless person as someone who "fell through the cracks," is "down on his or her luck," suffers from a substance abuse problem or a physical or mental health condition or otherwise fails to conform to mainstream values, R2S views the prevailing ideology the root cause of the dysfunction that produces unsheltered people. In that context, R2S prefers direct action to establish ad hoc tent communities and shanty villages in order to quickly provide safe, secure refuge for homeless people, including the adequate medical, meal preparation and sanitation facilities allowing them to care for themselves and each other.
- Bike Trailer (Several plans and pics.)
- “I woke up with this idea for modular housing, constructed by the people who lived in it that would work for people who had inadequate housing.”
- Home in the Weeds, examines the idea of shelter as a safe haven for a future worst-case scenario as well as more optimistic notions of home and self-preservation.
- EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides unique mobile shelters to homeless men, women and children.
- The Camper kart is portable home that boasts a cozy-looking bed, a lantern and even storage space. The earth-friendly shelter is made largely out of recycled materials that could potentially give the world's less fortunate a sheltered, private space in which to lay their heads at night.
- Right 2 Dream Too
- Hunger Strike for Housing Justice
- Sisters of the Road Café
- Sisters Of The Road
- Precious Daughters Messenger Van
- Potluck in the Park
- June 7 at 9:00am until June 8 at 12:00pm
- 3rd Annual Pitch a Tent- Homeless Bill of Rights.
- A public camp out designed to raise awareness about the criminalization of homelessness in Portland and across the nation and the creative solution that can be implemented immediately to address this human rights crisis.
- "The city allows people to pitch up tent for pleasure, but they won't allow people to pitch a tent to survive. This is wrong." said Leo Rhodes. "Homeless people are just doing human things, like sleeping, getting out of the rain and resting."
- Come Join us to Pitch a Tent on Friday June 7th at 9:00am.
- Meet us at Right 2 Dream Too 4th & Burnside.
- Come join us for a fun filled day. Agenda coming up soon.
- We are in need of tents. If you would like to do a performance please let us know.
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