Camp Take Notice is a democratic community of homed and homeless individuals, who are working together out of necessity, a necessity that is only growing in Michigan.
More information: http://tentcitymichigan.org
- Homeless man found dead at Camp Take Notice, AnnArbor.com, June 10, 2012
- Tents for homeless still pitched at Camp Take Notice.
- Tent city eviction draws attention to rights of homeless
- Ann Arbor’s homeless tent city faces scrutiny after string of small crimes.
The Michigan Daily, July 2011
Jackson said the fliers were distributed some time after Dye was evicted last summer from "Camp Take Notice," a homeless tent community near Wagner Road and M-14 in Scio Township. After community members voted to evict Dye, Egeler and Ballard were called to stand by as Dye left the property, Jackson said. Dye left without incident. There was no assault or fight, Jackson said.
- ACLU files brief requesting charges be dismissed against homeless man, AnnArbor.com, December 2009
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a friend of the court brief today, urging Ann Arbor's 15th District Court to dismiss charges against a homeless man arrested while living on public property. The brief requests the court dismiss a trespassing charge against Caleb Poirier, the leader of the homeless tent community, "Camp Take Notice," a press release said.
- The Coldest Winter: Homeless activists seek solutions, Vickie Elmer for Ann Arbor Observer, posted November 2009
"The underlying goal is to help one person at a time re-enfranchise through contributing positively to a community," says Brian Nord, a U-M grad student who's on the board of directors of MISSION (Michigan Itinerant Shelter System: Interdependent Out of Necessity), a nascent nonprofit working with Camp Take Notice. "No one has stepped up yet" to provide a legal site, Nord says, so they are regrouping in an undisclosed location and preparing for winter.
- Tent City shutdown near Ann Arbor, Fox 2 News, September 2009
- Camp Take Notice put on notice by state police, AnnArbor.com, September 2009
- Laws of Physics: Homeless Camp Moves, Ann Arbor Chronicle, September 2009
This is a story that does not yet have an end, nor will it likely ever have one. But we can write down the part we know so far, which began with a Chronicle visit to the camp behind Arborland earlier this summer, and goes through a visit from a Michigan State Trooper to the new camp location early Tuesday evening.
- Camp Take Notice stories on AnnArbor.com
- Camp Take Notice stories on Ann Arbor Chronicle
- Camp Take Notice stories on Ann Arbor Observer
- Camp Take Notice stories in Heritage Media newspapers
- Camp Take Notice stories in the Google News archives