As you likely already know, the University of Washington is hosting Tent City 3 during this Winter Quarter. This collaboration provides an unprecedented opportunity for our campus community to work with Tent City residents and other groups dedicated to homeless advocacy. The Carlson Center is proud to be hosting events this quarter that aim to deepen our academic and personal understanding of homelessness—from the systemic and structural causes of homelessness to the deep impact that experiencing homelessness has on people and their lives. Events are listed below, and are open to the public. Please forward widely.
In Our Words: A Discussion with Community Members Experiencing Homelessness
The Carlson Center is privileged to host a panel discussion with residents of Tent City 3 and members of Real Change’s Homeless Speakers Bureau. Please join us in the Unity Ballroom at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center on Thursday, February 16 from 5-7pm to learn more about the factors and issues that contribute to and surround the day to day lives of those who are homeless, as graciously shared by individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
Real Change provides immediate employment opportunities for low-income and homeless individuals, while taking action for economic, social, and racial justice. Their Homeless Speakers Bureau includes homeless and formerly homeless people who speak about their experiences in order to educate the public, facilitate conversation, and inspire social action in regards to homelessness. The panel discussion will include stories from each of our panel participants and opportunities for questions and answers.
Understanding issues such as homelessness on a human level is a crucial first step in addressing its social and systemic foundations. Please join us to learn from community members who are willing to share their lived experiences with the campus community. A light dinner will be served.
We would love to know who’s coming! Please take a moment to RSVP HERE.