American Sociological Association

Richard Cohen (
Wed, 21 Jun 2000 09:46:47 -0700 (PDT)

For anyone attending the upcoming annual meeting of the American
Sociological Association in Washington DC, Taylor's Campaign will be
screened on Saturday August 12th at 1:10pm. Maria Foscarinis, Executive
Director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Jimmy
Heath civil rights organizer with the National Coalition for the
Homeless, and film director Richard Cohen will be present for a
discussion with the audience. For more information about "Taylor's
Campaign" log on to

"The film provides rich material for the discussion of the
criminalization of homelessness, the inaccuracies of stereotypes of the
homeless, their struggles for dignity, and the need for human urban
Few social problems have had so visible a place on the urban
landscape in the last decade as homelessness. Taylor's Campaign stands
as the best documentary on homelessness in this era. It is an
impressive work at the intersection of documentary filmmaking and social
research, and invaluable resource for teaching about poverty."
Leon Anderson, Ohio University, TEACHING SOCIOLOGY (1/2000)