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'Face the Music' explores issues of homelessness, poverty
STANFORD -- The Stanford Homelessness Action Coalition (SHAC) will present a week of activities to educate the community about the issues of homelessness and poverty April 26-May 4.
"Face the Music: Poverty and Homelessness in the 1990s" is sponsored by SHAC, a student group housed in the Haas Center for Public Service. The keynote addresses for the week will be delivered by Michael Stoops of the National Coalition of the Homeless, Paul Boden of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness, and Alexis Baptist of Up and Out of Poverty Now.
The speakers will focus on how organizers, advocates and government should address the growing blight of poverty and homelessness in our nation. The talks will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Cubberley Auditorium of the School of Education. The rest of the week's events include:
8 p.m., El Centro, Old Union: Poetry reading by Tony Burciaga to benefit Haven Family House of Menlo Park. Suggested donation $3.
8 p.m., Manzanita II, Lantana Lounge. Workshop, "Building a Poor People's Movement," a panel discussion of how to organize with the homeless to find sustainable affordable housing.
For more information on any of these events, call the Stanford Homelessness Action Coalition at (415) 497-2445.
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