Panel and Discussion on Homelessness in PhiladelphiaPanel and Discussion on Homelessness in Philadelphiahttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/212791KINSC Hilles 109 2012-11-01T19:00:002012-11-01T20:30:00
November 1, 7:00PM–8:30PM
KINSC Hilles 109
Join our impressive panel who will discuss issues surrounding homelessness in Philadelphia!
Dr. Jim Baumohl from the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work (editor of Homelessness in America) will moderate the discussion.
Rev. Brian Jenkins, Executive Director at Chosen 300 Ministries, Inc.
Dr. Dennis Culhane from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy
Jannie Blackwell, Philadelphia Councilwoman
The discussion will center around how local and national policy affect the population of people who are homeless in Philadelphia. Specific talking points will include how homelessness is affected by the persistent level of unemployment and sub-employment, the continuing foreclosures of homes, the impact of shrinkage in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and, in Pennsylvania, the demise of General Assistance, and the demobilization of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. We will also discuss what programs which may be implemented to help those who are currently homeless in Philadelphia as well as those which could prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place.
The panel will include ample time for conversation with the audience.
The event is a Haverford House project, sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.
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