CoHo: Understanding Homelessness (Lecture 1)
Understanding Homelessness is a lecture series that invites homeless service providers to talk about their experiences working both with and for those in our community that are living without permanent shelter. Architects often see homelessness through the lens of housing, but by providing first-hand accounts from service providers who are on the front lines of this issue, this lecture series aims to bring practitioners closer to the lived experience of real people that are living unsheltered. Tim Harris will talk about the work that his newspaper, Real Change, has been doing to employ and advocate for individuals that are experiencing homelessness, and how design professionals can play a role in reducing homelessness in the region.
Founding Director, Real Change
Tim Harris is the Founding Director of the Real Change homeless newspaper in Seattle, and has been active as a poor people’s organizer for more than two decades. Harris has led numerous organizing drives on issues of homelessness and poverty, including a recent campaign to defeat proposed aggressive panhandling legislation that garnered Real Change the Seattle Human Rights Award for 2010.
Registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee course credit, 1 LU.
Register by Sunday, February 17. Contact Connor Descheemaker with any questions.