The Ambassador Project works closely with Right 2 Dream Too, a direct-action project of Right 2 Survive that provides twelve hours of uninterrupted sleep for those without access to shelters or affordable housing. Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo) works to raise awareness of the importance of being able to sleep undisturbed by threat of violence. R2DToo provides people mental and physical space to address challenges that the houseless and other communities share in the Portland area. For the last five years, R2DToo has provided refuge for 120 people a night in the Old Town/Chinatown district.
R2DToo will lose its current site in April 2017. The Ambassador Program seeks to involve housed and houseless people citywide in securing a new site for Right 2 Dream Too.
Use Your Voice
Right 2 Dream Too needs the attention of city and county officials to move forward with its location change, where it can continue to offer refuge to over one hundred people daily. If you have words of support, please tell them to:
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz: firstname.lastname@example.org
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 220
Portland OR 97204
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340
Portland OR 97204
Come learn about Right 2 Dream Too by taking a tour. The Ambassador Program offers tours on the third Sunday of each month at 1:30. Please gather at the front desk on NW 4th Avenue near Burnside.
All Hands on Deck
Right 2 Dream Too will lose its site in April; our All Hands on Deck art project is one way we are insisting on a future site: we will build it, tile by tile, until it becomes a reality. Shape in your hand a clay tile to help build a path into a Right 2 Dream Too. All Hands on Deck involves other efforts too (see Use Your Voice) to make sure Right 2 Dream Too continues past April. Houseless and formerly houseless people have organized a constructive approach to protecting sleep for houseless people, and it will take all hands on deck to make sure it continues.
Light the Hearth Celebration
We will hold a teach-in celebration to bring together housed and houseless people in the North Park Blocks on Wed. May 10. Let’s make art and enjoy music, drama, and poetry while Right 2 Survive broadcasts its monthly KBOO show live.
Where the Heart Is
We will offer collaborative poetry workshops to bring together housed and houseless people exploring ideas of home and community. We will publish an anthology to coincide with the Light the Hearth Celebration on May 10.
How do we view one another?
We are surveying perceptions between housed and houseless Portlanders to create a report.
If you are interested in developing neighborhood programs in which houseless people share expertise about emergency preparedness, please contact us: email@example.com