A short video piece featuring New York City artist, author and social movement leader Ron Casanova (or just 'Cas' as he was widely known). Cas passed away recently. He was an inspirational & powerful man who touched every person he worked with. It was often said that he was the heart and soul of the many organizing efforts he led and participated in. His life's work endures in his paintings and his book 'Each One Teach One: Up and Out of Poverty, Memoirs of a Street Activist.' Cas' spirit also continues in the ongoing work of the organizers who worked together with him in the movement to end poverty. This video was produced in 2003 by the Media College of the University of the Poor.[via YouTube, here; 5/19/2012]
Learn more (via Poverty Initiative), here.
Read excerpts from Ron Casanova's book, 'Each One Teach One: Up and Out of Poverty, Memoirs of a Street Activist' (via Stephen Blackburn), here.
Read Ron Casanova's Story: A fighter, a survivor (PDF), here.
fyi: Homeless Union History Project: National Union of the Homeless Timeline