first arriving at Woodwards you can expect a slightly cool welcome.
These people have hundreds of spectators come down to take their
picture without permission, asking them their story and reporting
it incorrectly, telling them off and calling them names. Because
they are in the open and dealing with traffic and pedestrians walking
down the sidewalk it is difficult to know who they are about to
engage with. Their fight or flight defense has to remain peaked
to live on the street. BUT once you introduce yourself and offer
them a hand or a keen interest in what they have to say you will
see them brighten up. Most of these people will be delighted to
talk to you about why they are there.
are several ways you can support them;
Bring down donations. A list
of their needs are located at the following website:
Donate money and support the legal defence
of the "Woodwards 58".
Read their list of demands.
Find out who they are and give them respect.
additional information about Woodwards please link to the following
Friends of Woodward Squat - http://www.woodsquat.net
A great site that includes daily updates about what's going on.
News, stories, legal needs, etc.
A good site that offers the Woodward's chronology.
Unofficial Opposition - http://www.unofficialopposition.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=795
Write a letter or add to the petition
Offers the feature story and alternative ideas.
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