Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My Name is not "Those People"
By poet, singer, prophet, social activist Julia Dinsmore
I posted about her book My Name is Child of God...Not Those People previously.
The title poem was written after Julia's encounter with a church committee. A group of people had gone to a rather large congregation, asking them to partner with some homeless people to buy a home. The congregation's group said "No," and one of the committee members said to them, "Those people don't need homes. We give them turkeys at Thanksgiving."
Julia's poem has become very well-known, and has been recited in many different venues, often without attribution or Julia receiving any remuneration. I'm glad she's finally getting some recognition for her work.