|Re: Language||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diane (dianeclairegmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:49:19 -0800 (PST)|
How about putting a positive slant on it: People whose first language is French, Spanish, Yiddish or whatever the case may be; Citizens of Canada, Haiti, or the UK ... again whatever the case may be. Diane Margolis Cambridige Cohousing On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Pastor Liz <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > a good general rule that helps me is that the people come before the > box that is being used to categorize them... > > thus > people who use wheel chairs > people who live with disabilities > people who do not have immigration papers > people whose first language is not english > etc.... > > For my outdoor church I have fun with it > people who do not have houses > and > people who do have houses > > at least one person who DOES have a house does a double take on that one. > > -Liz > Mosaic Commons, Berlin MA > > -Liz > (The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill > Worcester Fellowship > www.worcesterfellowship.org > 508-450-0431 > > > On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Eris Weaver <eris [at] erisweaver.info> > wrote: > > > > Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> wrote: > > >"Dealing with homelessness" is very nice. > > in response to Four Cat House <seanain [at] sbcglobal.net> > > > We were encouraged to think of and > > > refer to the folks we were serving as "dealing with > homelessness," > > not > > > "homeless people." What a difference that made. > > > > Another re-framing I heard was "houseless" rather than "homeless." Some > > people who have houses travel, are disconnected from place, etc. and > don't > > necessarily have a "home." Some who don't have houses are very intimately > > rooted in their place. > > > > Eris > > Who recently got back from working with Ravens Roost cohousing in > Anchorage, > > where I imagine it would be very difficult to be houseless. > > ------------------------------ > > Eris Weaver, Facilitator & Group Process Consultant > > eris [at] erisweaver.info > > 707-338-8589 > > http://www.erisweaver.info > > > > fa cil i tāt: to make easier > > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > > > > > > -- > -Liz > (The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill > Worcester Fellowship > www.worcesterfellowship.org > 508-450-0431 > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- Diane Margolis 175 Richdale Av. Cambridge, MA 02140 617 354 1349
- Re: Language Eris Weaver, November 19 2012
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