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Street Seen,
Making the Invisible Visible

New newspaper launched

Press Release

The official launch of the Belfast newspaper Street Seen took place at the Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, Donegal Street at 3.30pm this Tuesday 19th October. The paper is to be a local street paper for homeless people in Belfast and apart from advice and support for homeless people; it will cover politics, culture and many issues relevant to society. The first edition is now on the streets, a twenty four page publication.

Jon Glackin – Coordinator of Street Seen, says ‘that this is an essential project to attempt to bring the real and growing issues of homelessness to the wider community while providing a support network for those on the street.’

Davy CarlinStreet Seen Editorial Committee and Chair of the Anti Racism Network, says ‘As you walk about the streets of Belfast the faces of the homeless are becoming ever younger and more numerous, it is time that those voices find a hearing and that the underlying problems that has laid to their homelessness, is now prioritised and urgently addressed.’

Paddy Hughes – Deputy President, Queens University Belfast, says ‘It is our responsibility as students to raise awareness, not only of problems particular to students, but also those present within the wider community with the aim of effecting genuine social change. It is for that reason that I am delighted to be lending my support to Street Seen.’

Terri Hooley - Street Seen Editorial committee, says ‘It is time that those that are on many occasions ‘invisible’ in voice, that they should now become visible and vocal with the issue of homelessness brought to the front of the agenda.. Street Seen is an initiative taken to attempt to raise the very voices of those that have been to long ignored.’

Mark Thomas – Comedian, ‘This is an important initiative and I offer my support and hope Street Seen goes from strength to strength in bringing to light such an important issue.’

Contact the Editorial Committee of Street Seen in the first instance for any further information.

Jon Glackin on 07743275533,
Davy Carlin on 07974632485,
















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Index: Current Articles

21 October 2004

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Blame Orange Order But Buck Stops with British Crown
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Reflections On Swift Boats and Slow Wits
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The Israeli Invasion of North Gaza
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Choosing the Green
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A Coversation with Gerry Adams
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