Advocacy for the Homeless

Sometimes the best way to learn about a community is through participant observation. Ethnography is more than glorified “people-watching.” It is a technique in gaining insight into different cultures and norms within those cultures. For a semester I observed the homeless population that “live” in Dupont Circle Park. This experience gave me a deeper understanding of poverty and inspired me to intern at Street Sense, the homeless advocacy street paper that is written and distributed by homeless individuals. Please click on the picture to the left to download my reflective report entitled “Dupont Circle: A Place to Call Home.” The image below is a visual representation of how I used multiple methods and skills in this project.


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