Housing Conference Weighs Homelessness in Humboldt County
This is a press release from the Humboldt State University Homeless Student Advocate Alliance:
What: Housing: Alternative Insights is an open-community dialogue between Humboldt State University, citizens of Humboldt County and the indigenous populations of the surrounding area. The goals of this event are to influence compassion toward members of the community Who are not living in a traditional dwelling. The homeless population in Humboldt has been suffering an increased legal reprimand due to its ever-growing population. This event will revitalize compassion within the community and develop an authentic understanding of the hardships of housing insecurity.
Who: Altruistic citizens of middle and elder communities, Nonprofit organizations, Social justice advocates, Humboldt State University students, student-volunteers, indigenous nations of Humboldt, HSU faculty, staff, and homeless members of the community.
Impacts and Benefits: The Humboldt County community will greatly benefit from the synthesis of information gathered at ‘Housing: Alternative Insights.’ The events are characterized by diverse perspectives on the issues of ‘Homelessness’ and housing insecurity through the lenses of: social justice, indigenous, and innovative perspectives.
When and Where:
Day 1 Nov. 28th from noon to 1 PM on the HSU University Quad.
Afternoon sustainability fair consisting of student innovations and ideas of sustainable living outside of traditional dwellings.
Housing: Indigenous Insights 6 pm to 8 pm in the Native American Forum at HSU.
A night of storytelling featuring Jene McCovey, an open forum for attendees to share their stories.
Day 2 Housing: Social Justice Insights Nov. 29th from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Native American Forum at HSU.
Perspectives of social justice and breaking stigma. Featuring a Native Speaker, also Vernon Price a highly knowledgeable advocate for homelessness rights and co-star in I Am/ I was Homeless a featured video to be shown; faculty members from the Department of Social Work, Members of the Multi-Cultural Center, Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives and more representatives from HSU.
Day 3 Housing: Innovative Insights Nov. 30th from 8 pm to 12 pm in the University Center Quad at HSU.
The final day of the summit will consist of an idea fair, featuring student, faculty, and community projects focusing on anecdotal solutions to housing insecurity. The workshop will provide opportunities to acquire skills that will help support the lifestyle should you encounter it.
*Food offered at all three days (vegetarian options).
*Children welcome with supervision.
Schedule of events, and sign up Sheet (signups due by November, 17th 2017. 5:00 pm):