We have been having technical difficulties with the Village website, largely related to problems with our former web hosting company. We have now moved to new web hosting and we are in the process of building an all-new, even better website. We ask for your patience over the next few weeks as we work to get this site up and running.
We have several goals in mind for the new website. First and foremost is to update the design and layout of the site, along with providing more regularly updated content. Just as important, we want to make more use of modern interactive 'Web 2.0' technologies that will enable us to have more interaction with our partners, friends, and supporters, along with members of the Portland community and anyone else interested in social justice, homelessnes, and poverty.
We wish to extend a warm thanks to HostGator for approving a grant for Dignity Village that pays for hosting this site.I for one can't imagine the homeless not having Web 2.0 technology. Obviously the poor people in other countries have this technology. If the Portland poor DIDN'T have this they would be the laughing stock of the world.
I can picture myself walking up to some starving kid in the Sudan and telling him how the poverty stricken folks in Portland didn't have Web 2.0 as recently as April 2011. This kid would point and laugh!
The embarrassment that the Portland homeless must suffer knowing that the villages of Rwanda all have Web 2.0 technology and our own village does not.
I could crack these jokes for hours or you could just go read What's so great about America by Dinesh D'Souza. Poverty in America means crying about not having Web 2.0...