YWCA hosts panel of experts to discuss race and homelessness in Seattle

Stand Against Racism – Homelessness: Moving Beyond Barriers, May 19
May 3, 2017

SEATTLE, WA – Join YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish at Seattle City Hall for the organization’s 7th annual Stand Against Racism, themed Homelessness: Moving Beyond Barriers, featuring keynote speaker Donna M. Beegle, Ed.D.

Founder and president of Communication Across Barriers , Dr. Beegle inspires and educates individuals, organizations, politicians, and entire communities with proven models that better outcomes for people living in poverty. Having grown up in generational poverty, Dr. Beegle has devoted her career to eliminating it. “Poverty is resolvable; however, making a difference for people who live in the crisis of poverty requires a paradigm shift.”

She will be joined by a panel of experts to talk about the ways race, gender, sexual orientation, and class impact people who experience homelessness. The event will explore how policy has increased homelessness at the national and local level, what the current strategies are for ending homelessness, and what innovative and collaborative thinking can guide us moving forward.  Attendees will also be led in taking the pledge to join YWCA in standing against racism.

Stand Against Racism is a campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.

This event is presented by YWCA’s People of Color Executive Council and City of Seattle’s Human Services Department and Office for Civil Rights.

Registration for this free event ends May 12.

About YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish:

YWCA is the region’s oldest and largest organization focused on the needs of women, and provides services and advocacy to support stable homes and economic advancement, reduce violence and improve health, and promote racial equity and social justice. With programs that serve more than 15,000 people each year, YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. To learn more, please visit our website: ywcaworks.org.

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