Jan Thrope

Title of Talk: Small Bucks for Big Change

Subhead: Money is worthless unless spread around to encourage things to grow.

Like Thornton Wilder, Jan Thrope believes money is like manure; it’s worthless unless it’s spread around to encourage things to grow. Working at a homeless shelter in Cleveland, Thrope wanted to understand how to reverse the downward spiral. She spent several years working with, interviewing and photographing Cleveland’s poor – and compiled them into an award-winning book: Inner Visions: Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope.

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