Friends of Street Spirit

Friends of Street Spirit grows out of the Spirit of the Streets emergency medical relief fund for Terry Messman and Ellen Danchik and the organizing of a community benefit held for Street Spirit Editor Terry Messman and Ellen Danchik during a medical crisis faced by Ellen in 2007. 

The Friends of Street Spirit are concerned community members who wish to directly support the work of the Street Spirit Newspaper.  We are accepting contributions in support of the paper's continued existence as a community institution that supports and defends homeless people throughoughout the Bay Area.

Friends of Street Spirit is an independent group and unafilliated with the American Friends Service Committee, the publishers of Street Spirit Newspaper.

Additional information will be available soon.  Feel Free to contribute. Write Friends of Street Spirit in the memo area of your check or use the online paypal donations options below.

Send checks to:
Freedom Voices
P.O. Box 423115
San Francisco, CA 94142


Make a monthly contribution by entering the amount here $
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For credit card donations, choose an amount using the buttons below. Click on donate. You will be taken to the PayPal payment portal where they will invite you to use PayPal or a credit card to pay for the donation. In some browsers you will need scroll down to see the credit card link.

The total donation includes the shipping and handling fee ($3.50 minimum to $20.00 maximum) which is set in the master preferences for the Freedom Voices book orders. The total amount shown reflects the correct donation. There will be no shipping or handling charges deducted and the full amount donated will be sent directly to Terry. To use your credit card and skip joining PayPal in some browsers you will need to scroll down the screen to the credit card links.


About Freedom Voices

Some Information

Freedom Voices publishes works that speak to or from communities on the margins. Founded in 1989 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District the press has grown from its origins as a community publisher to include works from around the globe.

FV works closely with the TallMountain Circle which produces, promotes and distributes Mary TallMountain’s literary works and chooses the winners of the TallMountain Award for Creative Writing and Community Service.

FV also distibutes New Earth Publications imprint such as translations of Nicaraguan Ernesto Cardenal’s Quetalcoatl , Costa Rican activist Luisa Gonzalez’s autobiography and Voice of Fire, Communiques and interviews from the Zapatista National Liberation Army.

Freedom Voices is a project of the non-profit Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center and organizes public readings and writing workshops in conjunction with the Center. Freedom Voices is also a partner in the Encounters in the Americas/Encuentros de los Americas project for popular literacy. The founding editor of Freedom Voices is B. Jesse Clarke. Editorial decisions are made by a collective of writers, activists, and street scholars.