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Voices of Homelessness – February 13

January 16, 2018 / Margaret Noel / Events, News

“Voices of the Homeless” Panel Discussion

Please look soon for the recording of this program about the challenges houseless people have overcome and what they see as useful strategies for confronting this problem.

Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30)
Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR

Speakers: Damian Blakley, advocate and artist; Melissa Castor, Hazelnut Grove; DeWanna Harris, Transition Projects; Lisa Larson, Dignity Village.

This program is free and open to the public.

 It’s fair to say that issues of homelessness have been among the most talked about topics in Portland for the past few years. We’ve heard from homeowners, city officials, business people, and non-profit organizations. Everyone, it seems, recognizes that having people unhoused on the streets of Portland is good for no one. The February League of Women Voters of Portland Civic Education program is dedicated to listening to people who have experienced houselessness.

The program will be recorded by Metro East Media for rebroadcast after the program, and will be available on the League of Women Voters website, lwvpdx.org. Funding for the recording is provided by the Multnomah Bar Foundation.

Parking is available on the street. Multnomah County Building is easily accessed by public transportation. Trimet options include bus lines 4, 6, 10, 14, 15 and the Portland Streetcar.

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