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TOWARDS A COMPASSIONATE CITY: A Conversation About Homeless Encampments

TOWARDS A COMPASSIONATE CITYConversation About Homeless Encampments

EXPERIMENTS IN REFUGE: Shelter Alternatives in Portland, Seattle and Beyond

Drawing together visiting panelists from Portland and Seattle, our final panel takes a look at how organized tent cities and legalized tiny home villages have developed as interim solutions to homelessness. Looking beyond the traditional shelter, how can different built environments, municipal regulations, community models, social service delivery, and mutual aid provide material and moral resources for those without access to affordable housing? We will discuss how this has been done in other cities and what the opportunities and limits of such an approach might be in San Francisco.

Confirmed speakers
Ibrahim Mubarak, Right 2 Survive and Right 2 Dream Too, Portland
Melinda Nichols and Monica Joe, Low Income Housing Institute, Seattle
Chris Herring - PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley Sociolog
Tony Sparks - Professor of Urban Studies, San Francisco State University (Moderator)

Click here for full program details. Registration is strongly recommended.
$10 suggested donation benefits the Coalition on Homelessness