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Mon 9

May 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

We the People’s Forum: Does One Size Fit All For Addressing Homelessness?

Braver Angels

When it comes to addressing homelessness, should we be taking a one-size-fits-all approach? Or are there many different approaches that we should adopt?

We’ll discuss these questions and explore solutions with a politically diverse panel of Americans who have been homeless, or who work on housing issues.

We the People’s Forum is a Braver Angels event, a place where everyday Americans get time at the podium.

Here’s how it works:

First half: a politically diverse panel of 4 speakers talk about their experiences with homelessness.

Second half: it’s Discussion time! Anyone with direct experience on the issue is encouraged to talk about their experience, and anyone may ask a question.

This event is open to the general public.

About the Speakers

Catherine “Cat” Anderson is currently a Maintenance Analyst with the nations largest ferry system in western Washington, and has been a civil service employee for over 20 years. Her personal passions include mental health, STEM learning, and theology. Her heroes are her Dad, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Paine.

Corrie Zech is attending college for Health Information Management and works as a health unit coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Before enrolling in college , she worked at McDonalds for 13 years, a period in which her family experienced homelessness. She is a member of the We the People’s Project Leadership Team.

Cynthia GH King was an economist and financial analyst in the field of affordable housing and economic development for over 20 years. During that time, she worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, nonprofit and for-profit developers, and real estate investment companies. In addition to finance and marketing, she also has significant expertise in historic preservation, disaster rebuilding, and environmental issues related to development.

Daniel Barth is the director of Safe Organized Spaces Richmond (California) and has been working on homelessness for more than 30 years.

We the People: that’s you and the rest of us! We especially want to hear from people who have direct experience about this issue.

About Braver Angels and We the People’s Forum

Braver Angels is a citizen’s organization that brings Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic. We the People’s Forum is a Braver Angels event where everyday Americans get time at the podium. We hear from people who are often spoken of, but rarely spoken with, on the most important issues of the day. Learn more at www.braverangels.org/wpp