Homelessness—Lively Issues Luncheon

  • Capitol Lakes Grand Hall 333 West Main Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States

Homelessness—Lively Issues Luncheon

Doug Erickson

Doug Erickson

Steve Apps

Steve Apps

Dean Mosiman

Dean Mosiman

Heidi Wegleitner

Heidi Wegleitner

Wisconsin State Journal reporters Doug Erickson and Dean Mosiman and chief photographer Steve Apps will discuss the nine-month special journalism project Homelessness in Madison—A City Challenged that concluded in September. The in-depth series exposed gaps in the system and highlighted numerous areas where the state, local authorities, and the community as a whole could do better in aiding people during a vulnerable time in their lives. Four photographers—Steve Apps, John Hart, M.P. King, and Amber Arnold—produced the photos and videos. Their photographs will be shown during the presentation.

 

Eviction-rights attorney and Dane County Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner, who serves on the Health and Human Needs Committee, will then report on her work and on county plans to address the plight of our homeless.

Watch a video of the presentation, courtesy of KSUN.TV.

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond is the 2016-17 Go Big Read book at the UW-Madison. Desmond gives voice to the experiences of families whose lives have been impacted by an increasingly untenable housing situation. The common-reading program aims to engage students, faculty, staff and the entire community around issues that matter from a range of perspectives. If you have a UW NetID, you can see Matthew Desmond's keynote speech from the 2016 Diversity Conference on the UW-Madison campus. LWVDC also encourages its members to read Evicted and make the topic of homelessness and affordable housing a topic of conversation at home and with friends and colleagues.


Watch video of The Madison Institute's panel discussion on Eviction and Homelessness. The video begins with original songs by  (0:00–6:30).

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You may also be interested in our April 2014 forum on Homeless Children.