Undergraduate Honors Thesis


Unheard Voices of Boulder, Colorado: Amplifying Stories of Unhoused Individuals in our Community Public Deposited

  • In Boulder, Colorado, a stark contrast exists just beneath its picturesque surface. “They want rid of me… But I don't have any money, so I'm not leaving,” shares Phil, a Boulder resident facing homelessness, shedding light on the complex struggle of those living on the margins in this seemingly inclusive Community.


    This thesis undertakes a profound journey into the heart of Boulder, a city celebrated for its progressive spirit, to uncover a reality often overlooked. Beyond the picturesque lies a silent struggle faced by the city's unhoused population, whose stories of resilience and hardship are rarely acknowledged. This thesis not only explores the historical and contemporary landscape of homelessness in America, with a focus on Boulder, but also critically examines the local policies and community efforts aimed at addressing this issue. Through a compelling narrative and a creative project that brings to life the personal stories of individuals, the project challenges the viewer to see beyond the surface. This work serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of empathy, inclusion, and action in building a community that truly cares for all its members.

Date Awarded
  • 2024-04-09
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Granting Institution
Last Modified
  • 2024-04-15
  • Boulder
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