Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dignity Village - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dignity Village - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "In the days before Christmas of 2000, a group of homeless people in Portland succeeded in establishing a tent city which garnered a great deal of both opposition and support, and quickly evolved from a group of self-described 'outsiders' who practiced civil disobedience, to a self-regulating, city-recognized 'campground' as defined by Portland city code.

Now featuring elected community officials and crude but functional cooking, social, electric, and sanitary facilities,[1] Dignity Village got its start as a collection of tents and campers 'squatting' illegally on unused public land near Downtown Portland."

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