We hope that you will attend 540WMain Learning Academy’s May Conversation In a Community Room: Our Homeless Crisis: Our Community Epidemic. Please confirm your attendance and contribution to the conversation. If you are attending please register here
**proceeds to support House of Mercy & 540WMain Community Programming
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The objective of this this conversation is the foster a safe space to share the stories and faces of displacement and those living without a home, dismantle stereotypes about who is homeless and what homelessness looks like, and discuss accountability around the human right of homelessness. The discussion will also discuss how the factors of age, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, intersect with homelessness.
The intent was to create a diverse panel of all stakeholders from community members to providers and more to discuss this epidemic providing a space for perspective of those currently living or who have been displaced. The intent was to have this discussion led by those directly affected by displacement and/or working with those affected by homelessness.
Panel Members (confirmed so far)
Center for Youth: Organization working with displaced youth. CFY will provide data and stories on homelessness and Rochester LGBTQ youth
Teysia Lynn Parks: Graphic Designer and community member who has experienced homelessness. Teysia will share her story
Michele Ashlee: Photojournalist with Open Mic Rochester that has worked with and covered displacement and homelessness in Rochester. Michele will take us on a photo walk of individuals she photographed for a story with Open Mic on homelessness. Michele also serves as 540WMain’s volunteer photographer. Learn more here