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Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau

On Oct. 5 at 6 p.m., the next iteration of the SOWK 631 Wednesday Speakers Series brings the Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau to the School of Social Work auditorium.

The Speakers Bureau is a public education program that addresses misconceptions and raises awareness of the realities of homelessness. Speakers are homeless and formerly homeless individuals who share their stories with students, communities, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and other interested parties.

The Bureau’s twin goals are to humanize homelessness and to engage the wider community in working toward effective solutions: permanent affordable housing instead of temporary shelters and abandominiums; universal health care instead of fragmented schemes to enrich insurance companies; and adequate incomes for all rather than poverty wages, welfare destitution, and charity.

This is a unique opportunity to engage the real experts on homelessness; the entire SSW community is invited. Please address questions to Jeff Singer at jsinger@ssw.umaryland.edu.

We are comprised of a coalition of organizations in the Baltimore area that includes Beans and Bread, Project PLASE (People Lacking Ample Shelter and Employment) and Health Care for the Homeless.

Matt Conn Bulletin Board, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB NewsSeptember 29, 20160 commentsadequate income, charity, Community, Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau, homelessness, poverty, public education program, SOWK 631, SOWK 631 Wednesday Speakers Series, universal health care, University of Maryland School of Social Work.

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