Forgotten Voice First Issue Launched (center)
by Mom Thursday March 08, 2007 at 03:42 PM
mom_in_las_vegas@yahoo.com

First issue of Forgotten Voice, a free street newspaper, written by homeless, formerly homeless, and homeless advocates has been launched.

On Sunday, March 4, 2007 the official launch of the Forgotten Voice newspaper was held across the street from Las Vegas City Hall at Frank Wright Plaza.

Forgotten Voice is a street paper in which homeless and formerly homeless people, as well as homeless advocates, write and produce. The mission is to be a voice for homeless people.

The objectives for Forgotten Voice are:

To publish a street newspaper written mainly by homeless people, formerly homeless people, and homeless advocates in order to empower them and give them a voice;

To build and enhance a sense of community and facilitate positive communication between homeless people, homeless advocates, service providers, and the general public;

To build awareness of social services that are available to poor and homeless people, and other such information that would be educational to the homeless population;

To expand and redefine our charitable, educational, and literary program from time to time as necessary to meet the continuing need to empower homeless people.

If you are homeless, formerly homeless, or a homeless advocate, you are encouraged to write and submit an article so that your voice can be heard.

To submit your fiction, journalism, artwork, photography, or poetry please send it to Forgotten Voice 9901 W. Sahara Avenue #1183 Las Vegas, NV 89117. Or, attach the file electronically via email to Amanda Haymond, President.

Submissions deadline is the 14th of every month.

To view the first issue of Forgotten Voice online, click on the following link:

http://www.forgottenvoice.org/archive/FV_V1_No1.pdf

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