Freedom and Oppression: Homelessness and the Grand Valley

Freedom and Oppression: Homelessness and the Grand Valley

by Jacob Richards

Studies of homeless populations are notoriously hard to conduct. Their decentralized and often nomadic nature make them difficult to accurately count. Beyond statistics, everyone has different circumstances that lead them to homelessness, so there isn't a central narrative that ties all of these disparate experiences together. Jacob decided to spend a year learning about his local homeless population first hand, by visiting camps and attending church feedings to interview 20 chronically homeless men in the Grand Valley. This zine chronicles that time, and compiles his interviews about cops, food sources, drugs, working, and more.