POTSDAM -- Peak Moment TV, aired on WCKN-TV, Time Warner channel 30, host Janaia Donaldson visits with ten-year old, Dignity Village, an intentional community of about 60 homeless people on Jan. 20-21 at 7 p.m.
The village sits on the tarmac of a Portland city-owned lot located near the Columbia River in a mixed industrial and open space region. Tour guide and outreach coordinator Jon Hawkes highlights this community’s generosity to the larger community: its residents well understand what homeless people need.
There’s a big greenhouse, showers, portable toilets, community kitchen, large community building (one of only two that have electricity), entry/guard house, container gardens, and a thrift shop.
Any person, not just community members, can use the facilities during their open hours, all built with ingenuity on a city-owned site. Peak Moment TV programs are available at www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/ in both video and audio format.
More than 80 Peak Moment TV shows are available on DVDs which can be borrowed from the Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St.