October 2016—C4 staff are presenting during a Town Hall on Addressing Racism and Homelessness in San Francisco hosted by San Francisco homeless services providers on October 17.

Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, join other speakers and panelists during this community conversation on Monday, from 6:00-8:00 pm. The goals are to engage community stakeholders in a productive conversation about how racism drives homelessness and solicit input about ways the San Francisco community can come together to address this issue. Presenters will address the connection between racism and economic inequality; why African Americans are disproportionately represented among people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco; and how to imagine a more equitable future.

Olivet and Dones will also present during a training for staff and leadership in the homeless service system on Tuesday, October 18. This training will provide tools for implementing anti-racism conversations and organizational change in homeless service agencies.

The event and training are sponsored by San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, HandUp, Project Homeless Connect, and Hamilton Families.

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