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The Homeless Activist Book

A project in Akron, OH by Sage Lewis

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I helped run a homeless tent village on my property for 2 years. These are my insights to homeless activism from that experience.
Backers: 45
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $1,595 of $1,500
Dates: Mar 30th -> Apr 29th (30 days)
Project By: Sage Lewis
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Latest News

I'm not sure what happens if a Kickstarter doesn't get funded.

April 28th - via:
The Kickstarter for this book ends tomorrow morning, Thursday, April 29 2021 9:16 AM. You have been SO generous and SO kind in supporting this book.  We're just $170 away from getting it funded.  As some of the most generous and kind supporters of... (Read More)

If it fails

April 24th - via:
I was talking to Rocky just now about what if this Kickstarter fails. We're about $225 away from the goal. It's truly amazing how many people have supported this so far. But it's possible there aren't enough other supporters to get the rest of the... (Read More)

I've Just Decided That All Book Proceeds Will Be Going To The Houseless Movement

April 21st - via:
I was talking to a friend of mine, Steven Caster. He's a huge supporter of homeless people.  He was asking me where the money for the book was going.  Honestly, I hadn't thought about it. I just thought I'd use the money to help pay for the... (Read More)

Grammarly is Amazing!

April 20th - via:
Do you know this tool, Grammarly? It helps with grammar and spelling and writing more clearly.  I've decided to run the book through their tool.  They came up with 4000 suggestions! It's crazy how many ideas it is offering. Some things I pass on... (Read More)

Do You Like This Cover?

April 16th - via:
Hi all, I've been working on a cover for the book.  What do you think of this?  (Read More)

It's All Written

April 15th - via:
I feel like everything that needs to be said is now written and in the book.  It's in the 6x9 layout I'm using for the print edition. All the chapters are organized the way I'd like to see them organized. It's laid out in 3 sections:  1. Common... (Read More)

I Added A New Reward Here On KickStarter

April 12th - via:
Thanks to you, we are getting SUPER close to reaching the $1500 goal here on Kickstarter. I just added a new reward that I thought some people might like. It includes 10 printed books sent anywhere in the U.S. and a private online meeting with me and... (Read More)

I Caved On The Dogs

April 8th - via:
I have been having this huge battle about dogs on the property of one of our houses. One dog is legitimately viscous.  The charity that owned the house was threatened with a lawsuit over it. Another dog just showed up with a young woman who moved... (Read More)

Homeless People and Consequences

April 7th - via:
I had an explosive interaction with a person living in a tent on my land yesterday. I have made it CRYSTAL clear that nothing can be outside his tent and there can be no pets. I had paid him $100 last week to clean up around his tents. He did a... (Read More)

The Ethical Debate of 21st Center Homelessness In America

April 5th - via:
I took an ethics class in college. It was probably my most influential class I've ever taken. We would discuss all these really interesting topics like euthanasia, abortion, eating meat. It was so great because it let us talk about very relevant... (Read More)

You are so amazing I can't even take you guys!

April 2nd - via:
2 new backers signed up since yesterday. It's such a humbling / wonderful feeling that you all are doing this.  Thank you so so much. Today is Food Bank day. Every Friday I get to go to the Food Bank to take food to the Homeless Charity transitional... (Read More)

2 Days and Almost 50% Funded!

April 1st - via:
How did you become so awesome?  Isn't it so bizarre that we see all these really cruel, mean people in the world and then there are people like you? It's the most confusing part of humanity. We have truly terrible people and truly amazing people. ... (Read More)

Wow! You are amazing!!

March 31st - via:
The compassion and caring you all show over and over again is amazing.  I am continually in awe of you. This is going so well. Thank you!! Rocky, my wife, mentioned that the $100 Reward wasn't clear. So I've updated that.  I thought I'd write a... (Read More)

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