Our amazing team

 
COUPER ORONA, Production Team, Lead Advisor, Outreach Extraordinaire  Couper is a long-time SF resident, a street medic, a disabled firefighter, and a homeless advocate who is also experiencing homelessness. She joined this project to shed light on the bullshit ways the City is violating her friends and other residents everyday and to make their voices matter.

COUPER ORONA, Production Team, Lead Advisor, Outreach Extraordinaire

Couper is a long-time SF resident, a street medic, a disabled firefighter, and a homeless advocate who is also experiencing homelessness. She joined this project to shed light on the bullshit ways the City is violating her friends and other residents everyday and to make their voices matter.

MEGHAN JOHNSON (aka Roadkill), Production Team  Roadkill is a SF born and raised mother of two beautiful children and has experienced homelessness much of her life since she was 17. Her family was recently housed this May! She is a community leader and advocate who is actively finding new ways address issues homeless folks face. This project has kept her close to her roots to do just that.

MEGHAN JOHNSON (aka Roadkill), Production Team

Roadkill is a SF born and raised mother of two beautiful children and has experienced homelessness much of her life since she was 17. Her family was recently housed this May! She is a community leader and advocate who is actively finding new ways address issues homeless folks face. This project has kept her close to her roots to do just that.

TJ JOHNSTON, Production Team, Advisor  As a reporter for Street Sheet, TJ writes about homelessness and includes the voices of homeless people themselves. He brings his jounalistic experience and his personal lived experience to the Stolen Belonging Project.

TJ JOHNSTON, Production Team, Advisor

As a reporter for Street Sheet, TJ writes about homelessness and includes the voices of homeless people themselves. He brings his jounalistic experience and his personal lived experience to the Stolen Belonging Project.

SOPHIA THIBODEAUX, Production Team  Sophia is a volunteer at COH and a homeless mother of three who has lived in SF for 20 years. She hopes the city owns up to what it’s doing to unhoused folks and urges more housed people join the fight to stop the sweeps.

SOPHIA THIBODEAUX, Production Team

Sophia is a volunteer at COH and a homeless mother of three who has lived in SF for 20 years. She hopes the city owns up to what it’s doing to unhoused folks and urges more housed people join the fight to stop the sweeps.

CHARLES DAVIS, Production Team  Charles is a vendor for COH’s newspaper, Street Sheet, and an advocate for homeless people’s rights. He believes everyone has a right to exist and to be recognized as a person. He hopes this project will help prevent the City from taking people’s things and their dignity.

CHARLES DAVIS, Production Team

Charles is a vendor for COH’s newspaper, Street Sheet, and an advocate for homeless people’s rights. He believes everyone has a right to exist and to be recognized as a person. He hopes this project will help prevent the City from taking people’s things and their dignity.

PATRICIA ALONZO, Production Team  Patricia is a mother and a volunteer with COH who helps residents living in SRO housing. She’s experienced homelessness and believes everyone deserves a home. She wants the City to stop taking people’s medication and belongings, and to go through sensitivity trainings. She also urges them to stop taking people’s shelter in the cold and rain.

PATRICIA ALONZO, Production Team

Patricia is a mother and a volunteer with COH who helps residents living in SRO housing. She’s experienced homelessness and believes everyone deserves a home. She wants the City to stop taking people’s medication and belongings, and to go through sensitivity trainings. She also urges them to stop taking people’s shelter in the cold and rain.

LESLIE DREYER, Artistic Director, Project Organizer  Leslie is an artist and housing justice organizer who’s been crafting messaging, tactical art and action strategies for social movements since 2011, and in collaboration with COH since 2015. She’s a ‘housie’ who has lived in the Bay for 10 years and is still here despite two Costa-Hawkins evictions. She hopes these collective stories call more ‘housies’ into the fight to stop evictions, including those perpetrated by the City, otherwise known as ‘the sweeps’.

LESLIE DREYER, Artistic Director, Project Organizer

Leslie is an artist and housing justice organizer who’s been crafting messaging, tactical art and action strategies for social movements since 2011, and in collaboration with COH since 2015. She’s a ‘housie’ who has lived in the Bay for 10 years and is still here despite two Costa-Hawkins evictions. She hopes these collective stories call more ‘housies’ into the fight to stop evictions, including those perpetrated by the City, otherwise known as ‘the sweeps’.

 

Assisting Artists

Joseph Smooke and Dyan Ruiz of People.Power.Media, provided trainings on camera basics and interview techniques

Jadelynn Stahl provided trainings on creative writing and ‘patchwork poetry’, a process she’s developed working with folks to make powerful, collaborative poetic texts based off their own interview transcripts.

volunteers

Brian Edwards

Juan Nava

Pernille Kapler

COH Advisory Team

Jennifer Friedenbach

Kelley Cutler

Jay Rice

Sam Lew