SAGE Journal Articles

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Woolworth, S. (2010). Between the wizard and the deep blue sea: Notes on homeless youth advocacy and community coalition building. Cultural Studies óCritical Methodologies, 10(1), 70 – 76.

Abstract: This article features a series of short self-reflective narrative vignettes about the experiences that led me to build and ultimately lead a coalition of homeless youth advocates who began the challenging work of calling attention to the plight of homeless teenagers in a mid-size industrial Pacific Northwest city concerned primarily with providing for and controlling its chronic adult homeless population. In the essay I draw from personal memory, social policy history and data from a participatory action research project to shed light on both the institutional politics of homeless youth policy and the varied possibilities of sustained grassroots community advocacy.