Tuesday, March 29, 2011
HOME SWEET HOMELESS
Please join the Mid South Peace & Justice Center, Radical Arts Memphis, the Center for Transforming Communities and MISC on Saturday, April 2 for an educational forum on homelessness.
Discussions will include an analysis of the systemic nature of homelessness and how it is manufactured and reinforced through neoliberal urban policies. A wide range of voices will explore problems surrounding affordable housing, restrictive ordinances, veterans' issues, mental illness and addiction, and the ten-year-plan to end homelessness to be proposed to the city council on April 19 that offers a housing-first approach to ending homelessness. There will also be a panel discussion with our current or formerly homeless brothers and sisters as well as spoken word and performance pieces.
Education is essential to dispel dangerous myths about homelessness, especially the pervasive myth that homelessness is a natural and necessary condition of humanity. While global capitalism ensures that there will always be segments of the population strategically singled out for the harshest segregation from society, we can still combat its effects here at home through appeals to reality--particularly the reality that homelessness exists only because we allow it to exist.
Home Sweet Homeless
April 2, 1:00-3:30pm
@ Center for Transforming Communities
258 N. Merton
RSVP on the facebook event page: Home Sweet Homeless