The Voice Of Justice Must Belong To Us All

Jason Flores-Williams is the lawyer attached to the most high-profile justice movements among the Denver homeless population. He helped create the Homeless Bill of Rights and is now making headlines as the lawyer behind the class action lawsuit against the city for its homeless sweeps. The Denver VOICE talked to him about those causes, activism, and his personal stake in justice for the underprivileged. 

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Homelessness Beneath The Surface

Homelessness Beneath The Surface

As we go about our daily routine, many of us have seen or have had contact with homeless people standing on the corner at an intersection, waving a sign saying “anything helps.” Most of the people in our society believe all homeless people are shiftless, lazy, and no-good alcoholics and drug addicts. They think people who are homeless will never amount to anything.

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2017 was an “uncertain” year for refugees in Denver and across the country

2017 was an “uncertain” year for refugees in Denver and across the country

This year has seen an unprecedented amount of instability in terms of refugee resettlement in the United States under President Trump’s administration: three travel bans, three halts and two blocks on those bans, a Supreme Court ruling on the ban, the resettlement ceiling dropping from 110,000 to 50,000 refugees, families expecting to arrive in Denver and then having their plans cancelled, families expecting to receive their relatives and finding out it might not happen. The list goes on. 

We’re providing a look back at the year for refugees in Denver as a framework on what’s happened in 2017.

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Vendor Profile: Virginia Bryant

Virginia Bryant’s first experience with a VOICE vendor came years before she started selling the paper. 

“I can remember passing, years ago, before my life became disheveled, passing a Vendor for the VOICE. And it didn’t impact me,” she says. Then she found herself in the same situation. Over the past 15 or so years, Virginia has lived through three separate extended periods of homelessness.

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