Giving Back Podcast
About This Show
The Giving Back podcast celebrates the great work of the charities, both the problem they are solving and the impact they have on the people they serve. Our guests talk about how and why they got involved with a charity or cause. Our listeners' walk away from each show with ideas and resources to make a difference on a cause they feel passionate about.
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092: The Signs Homeless People Make — We Are All Homeless with Willie Baronet
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Willie Baronet has been buying and collecting signs from homeless people on the street since 1993. Each sign contains a powerful message; sometimes they’re funny, and sometimes they’re tragic. Willie filmed a documentary in 2014 titled ‘Signs of Humanity’, which shared some of the stories behind those who are homeless and what we can do to make this world a better place. Key Takeaways: [3:05] Why is Willie passionate about helping the homeless? [6:50] Why was Willie buying the signs off of homeless people? [8:45] Homeless people need real human connections. They need meaningful conversations. Unfortunately, most of the time they’re ignored. [13:25] Having lunch with a homeless person can drastically change your point of view about who they are. [18:30] The signs that someone creates is always very different. From the wording, to the lettering. These signs each hold a very powerful message to the world. [27:40] Willie and his crew shot a small documentary in 2014 about the homeless population. It was featured at the Dallas International Film Festival for the first time ever in May of 2016. [33:30] Willie still buys signs from people on the street. [33:50] Willie estimates he has bought between 1,200 to 1,300 signs. [41:10] Can art make a difference? Of course! [42:30] Willie is currently exploring ways on how he can introduce his work into schools. [47:25] Willie has been constantly learning throughout this journey. Mentioned in This Episode: Giving Back Podcast We Are All homeless Signsofhumanity.org Willie Baronet on Instagram