The Concrete Killing Fields: One Woman's Battle to Break the Cycle of Homelessness #2020

The Concrete Killing Fields: One Woman's Battle to Break the Cycle of Homelessness PatMorgan The Concrete Killing Fields One Woman s Battle to Break the Cycle of Homelessness Gripping and gnawing fascinating and funny mesmerizing yet motivating Have you ever wondered Why we still have so many homeless people on the streets Why so many people with mental illness homeless o

  • Title: The Concrete Killing Fields: One Woman's Battle to Break the Cycle of Homelessness
  • Author: PatMorgan
  • ISBN: 9781885331533
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Concrete Killing Fields: One Woman's Battle to Break the Cycle of Homelessness PatMorgan Gripping and gnawing fascinating and funny mesmerizing yet motivating Have you ever wondered Why we still have so many homeless people on the streets Why so many people with mental illness, homeless or not, are in jails or prisons Why so many people are such strong supporters of President Bill Clinton, and or Hillary You need to wonder no longer Pat Morgan has thGripping and gnawing fascinating and funny mesmerizing yet motivating Have you ever wondered Why we still have so many homeless people on the streets Why so many people with mental illness, homeless or not, are in jails or prisons Why so many people are such strong supporters of President Bill Clinton, and or Hillary You need to wonder no longer Pat Morgan has the answers With her gift of story telling, deep sense of compassion, and rich Southern sense of humor, Pat Morgan takes you on a ride a kaleidoscope of adventures that few ever experience.From the cotton fields of Arkansas to the concrete killing fields of Tennessee to the Presidents box at the Kennedy Center you will open your eyes, your heart and discover that it is never too late to live out your dreams.To read Pat Morgan s The Concrete Killing Fields is to travel with those our nation has left behind In bravely revealing her own journey alongside our nation s homeless men, women and children, Pat helps us understand both how we can help them and how we can learn from them Her own assessment of that journey provides a job description for all those who sincerely want to make a difference in the lives of our country s homeless population Thanks, Pat, for the gift of this book and for your incredible honesty.Fred Karnas, Social Investment Officer, Kresge Foundation, former Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, former Interim Director of the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs, U.S Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentPat Morgan found her calling in the basement of Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis Tennessee where she discovered the invisible people the homeless She hadn t set out to become an expert on homeless people she hadnt planned on working in Washington DC and she hadnt planned on finding the missing healing ingredient that she needed.As a political insider, part policy maker and confessed political activist and junkie, Pat Morgan was the fly on the wall with a ringside seat Failing at picking cotton as a young girl, she discovered that what she was good at picking was smart people and mentors to guide her.I d wept when nobody could see me and laughed when everybody could I d mourned than I ever expected to mourn and I d danced every chance I got I d like to think I hadn t cast away stones, but the truth is that I d cast a lot of stones and gathered up a few to cast at the barriers to accessing the system Pat Morgan, from The Concrete Killing FieldsGet ready for an intense glimpse into a lifetime of stories stories of people you have heard of and stories from those who are invisible all waiting to be told.Readers, be warned Pat s must tell testament is compelling and contagious, relentless and raw, inspired and inspiring Read and digest The Concrete Killing Fields You will not remain the same.The Reverend Dr Douglass M Bailey, former rector of Calvary Episcopal Church Memphis , President and founder, Center for Urban Ministry, Inc Winston Salem, North Carolina
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    1. Heart breaking stories of homeless people in Memphis written by a woman who has spent most of her life helping them I read it for one of my book clubs otherwise I might never have heard about it The author, Pat Morgan, is coming to our discussion.It was interesting to read about how a woman with no experience or training could become such a strong advocate for homeless and mentally ill people She seemed to be propelled by her deep compassion She eventually got her credentials and was able to get [...]

    2. Pat Morgan, advocate activist for the homeless and political junkie , brings to us her engrossing and inspiring story in her new book The Concrete Killing Fields One Woman s Battle to Break the Cycle of Homelessness.A native of Turrell, Arkansas, Morgan began working with the homeless men and women of Memphis in the 1980s, when she signed up to help at Calvary Episcopal Church s nascent Street Ministry With no formal training or experience in social work and without pay she tells the tale of how [...]

    3. This book touched me deeply Full of tragedy and hope Pat is such a strong role model Courageous and determined, she fought for everything she stood for, and didn t allow anything to hold her back Even when she hit a few stumbling blocks, or when no one seemed to be listening, she stuck to her guns and went for it.I work in a large city, and the number of homeless people I encounter on a daily basis is heartbreaking People tend to judge those who are in need, but I often look at them and try to i [...]

    4. This is one of those books that I poured through very quickly, reading the first half staying WAY too late up at night Pat Morgan tells her life s work through the stories of homeless people she s helped and tried to help Her journey is honestly written, and felt unvarnished The political aspects of her later life took me a bit longer to read I found I look at homelessness differently than I did before wanting to help than I did before She s an excellent storyteller shedding light on homelessne [...]

    5. An unflinching look at homelessness with heart and humor After reading the book, I met Pat in person and she is truly extraordinary This isn t a do gooder who has written a book about poor people It s a book that gives dignity to homeless people and yet considers what could have been done differently so that their lives could have turned out differently This book has heart and soul If you care about fellow human beings, read this.

    6. This is a wonderful tale of personal transformation from encounter with the gritty underside of our urban environments and the road to healing Pat Morgan uncovers a world that is seldom seen and of which little is heard Her insights into the Clinton Gore campaign are fascinating A very good read.

    7. A personal memoir of a woman s journey in mid life that leads her to work with and champion the homeless in Memphis, and the entire US.

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