Join us at the downtown Berkeley Public Library for
Homelessness in Berkeley: a Panel Discussion.
There are exciting and viable programs that can house the homeless in Berkeley! Panelists will provide a broad background on homelessness as well as specific conditions in Berkeley in order to demystify this important community issue and share proven solutions that have already worked in other cities. We will hear about solutions that are happening now and those that can be applied in Berkeley.
The panel includes experts on the subject, local service providers and case workers discussing their work in the streets, and people who have expericenced homelessness sharing the reality of life on the street. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A. A reception with the panelists and service providers follows including tabling by various organizations. Panel, 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm. Q&A, reception and tabling, 3:45 to 5:00 pm
Nationally known advocate, Dr. Julie Winkelstein, PhD, MLIS, moderates the program. She will be joined by:
Sam Davis, UC Professor Emeritus, Department of Architecture
Gwen Austin, Development Associate/Community Builder-Organizer, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
Eve Ahmed, City of Berkeley, Homeless Outreach, Berkeley Mental Health Adult Services
Sharon Alford, Coordinated Entry System / Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Joseph, Advocate, Berkeley resident, formerly homeless
Other panelists to be announced.
We hope to see you there on Saturday, September 10, in the 3rd floor community meeting room, 2:00pm.
For more information call 510 981-6150