The InvisiblePeople.tv project – the nationally-recognized nonprofit that tackles poverty and homelessness using the power of social media – is set to launch its first international road trip. Mark Horvath, homeless advocate, creator of InvisiblePeople.tv and “one of the top activists to follow on Twitter” according to Huffington Post, will make his way across the U.S. and Canada over the next four months to raise awareness and smash stereotypes about the plight of North America’s homeless.
On any given night, more than one million people sleep without a home to call their own. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 80 percent of individuals and 90 percent of families are homeless due to economic reasons.
Since its launch in November 2008, InvisiblePeople.tv has leveraged the power of video and the massive reach of social media to share the compelling, gritty, and unfiltered stories of homeless people from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The InvisiblePeople.tv road trips provide Horvath a chance to document the stories of homeless across the country, share them with the world and try to bring about positive change in their lives and in society as a whole.
The 2011 International Road Trip is co-sponsored by GMC, Hanes, Murphy Oil (USA) Petro-Canada (Canada), TubeMogul, Virgin Mobile Canada, Pitch Engine, and Delta Hotels. The trip will take Horvath and InvisiblePeople.tv to 34 cities throughout Canada and the U.S.
Thanks to Social Media Tulsa, Mark will stop in Tulsa, OK October 19-21. Mark will meet with Tulsa homeless advocate Bernadette McQueen of Changing Lives Outreach Ministries, and visit The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope. On his way out, Mark will recap his Tulsa visit with a stop at a local Murphy USA.
Mark will also be a speaker at the #SMTulsa Social Media Summit, scheduled Thursday evening at Tulsa Tech. Mark will share how and why he chose social media and specifically Youtube.
After my friend Marla Schulman connected the dots between me and Mark, I’ve coordinated the last minute plans mostly through Social Media.
Mark is doing such great work, I’m honored to have him visit Tulsa.
To schedule an interview with Mark during his trip, contact Cheryl[at]Partyaficioando[dot]com.