Homeless Advocates from Around the Western Region Converge in Tucson for Regional Forum on Homelessness
Tucson, AZ – The Regional Forum on Homelessness is the follow up event to the February Community Forum: Panel Discussion on Homelessness at the Pima County Library, hosted by newly formed Limited Liability Corporation, Safe Park. The Regional Forum on Homelessness will be held at Central City Assembly (CCA), location of Safe Park Dream Center, following CCA’s Thursday Night Family Meal at 6pm and will be free of charge, with $10 suggested donations for food during the event. Much like the previous forum their will be an hour long panel discussion and Q&A, but in addition it will be followed by a concert, and break out session and mixer with Regional Ambassadors.
Panel guests and Regional Ambassadors are professionals in their respective segments of homeless services or the laws and policies that pertain to homelessness. They will each give 8 minute power point presentations on the alternative services they provide in their locations, field questions, and explain ways to get involved or replicate their efforts.
(Portland) Ibrahim Mubarik – Founder, Dignity Village | Right 2 Survive | Right 2 Dream too
(Seattle) Leo Rhodes – Co-Founder, S.H.A.R.E. Wheel
(Salt Lake City) Travis Hysell – Co-Founder, Legacy Initiative
(Phoenix) John Linton – Founder, The I Have A Name Project
(Tucson) Dave Ferrari – Pastor, Central City Assembly
(Tucson) Bryan Flagg, Director, Casa Maria
(Tucson) Carl Sammartino, Lawyer, Cooper/ McLane v. City of Tucson
The Regional Forum on Homelessness will be hosted and moderated by Safe Park Director, Jon McLane. Musical guests will include local rapper Ezra Letra, soul group Evolution 28, and reggae group Planet jam. Sponsors for the Regional Forum on Homelessness are Casa Maria, Central City Assembly, Tucson Bus Riders Union, Downtown Tucson Partnership, Tucson Arts Brigade, (Goodwill, Salvation Army, Primavera, La Frontera, Cope, Tucson urban League, Gospel rescue Mission, Stand Up for Kids, Youth on Their Own, Our Family Services, Tiarc, Acosta Job Center)
What: Regional Forum on Homelessness
When: Oct. 16th, 2014 | 6:30 – 10:00pm
Where: Central City Assembly | 909 S. 10th Ave | 19th St. & 10th Ave.
Why: Inform community of housing, feeding, and resource alternatives to help minimize homelessness.
How: With the help of the community!
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/309478082557662/