Thursday April 09, 2015
Homeless people read mean tweets about them, exposing attitudes
more stories from this episode
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- Canadians trust police despite questionable behaviour caught on video
- Homeless people read mean tweets about them, exposing attitudes
- Bill C-2 threatens closure of supervised injection sites
- Checking-In on public shaming, Duffy trial, FED UP & more
- Full Episode
In January we brought together two people who knew first hand what it's like to be homeless. Cheryl, who lived on the streets for years until a few months ago, and a man who goes by his nickname, "Captain." When we spoke with him he was still on the streets, and searching for a home.
Now Raising the Roof, a national homelessness charity, has produced a video that is getting a lot of attention.... and it includes Cheryl.
On the video, Homeless people are shown some cruel tweets that have been posted online... and are asked to read them out loud.
Caitlin Boros is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Raising the Roof. She was part of the team that produced the video. She joined us in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Ines Colabrese.