Events: Learn more about homelessness this winter quarter

The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter will facilitate their workshop, The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness, for the University of Washington community twice during winter quarter. This workshop addresses youth and young adult homelessness in an interactive and informative three-hour training. Join us to learn more about causes and characteristics of youth homelessness, the nature of street life and culture, and tools for engaging with at-risk youth and young adults.

Please forward widely as this workshop provides an excellent opportunity to gain additional insight into the causes and effects of homelessness, allowing those in attendance to be better equipped to advocate for and engage with those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Wednesday, January 25th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 258
Thursday, February 23rd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 258

We would love to know who’s coming! Please take a moment to RSVP HERE.

Interested in attending but can’t make either date work? ROOTS hosts the workshop monthly at New Horizons. Dates and times can be found HERE.

 

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 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 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. Refreshments will be provided and eyes will be opened!

We would love to know who’s coming! Please take a moment to RSVP HERE.

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