Urban anthropology Inc. shares stories of Milwaukee's homeless people
Greater Milwaukee Today
Over a three-year period of time from 2000-2003, Urban Anthropology Inc., a Milwaukee nonprofit organization, deployed a handful of anthropologists, anthropology interns and former homeless individuals to document 109 stories of homelessness. The subjects, who were paid $5 and agreed to be tape recorded described life before being homeless, the path that led to their homelessness, life as homeless and, where applicable, how they got off the streets.
Dr. Jill Florence Lackey, Urban Anthropology executive director, says the homeless study fits into her organization’s mission of preventing and abolishing racism/ethnocentrism and creating bridges among cultural groups >> continue