By Rebecca Conner
Earlier this month, it was announced that Google.org granted $50,000 to The Curbside Chronicle, plus the bonus $50,000 for winning a popular vote among the people. A program of the Homeless Alliance, The Curbside Chronicle is an Oklahoma City publication which is sold curbside by men and women transitioning out of homelessness.
I have been a fan of this publication since I first heard about the project a few years back. At every opportunity I purchase the latest chronicle and enjoy the stories in every issue. Issue 36 was of particular interest to me as the story #MeToo, Words from the Founder of the Viral Movement, Tarana Burke, proved timely with the rollout of the CLC’s next continuing education workshop #MeToo, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. The story in The Curbside Chronicle gives the profile of Tarana Burke, a courageous woman who has made an enormous impact in the world today. Additionally, you will find statistical data that should not be ignored about our State and particularly central Oklahoma. Also in this issue, you will find stories of the people who work to sell The Curbside Chronicle; each issue highlights the individuals who have decided to change their futures. Again, congratulations Curbside Chronicle!