On October 24, 2016, Know Your City presents a community teach-in and dialogue about Portland's housing crisis. Four teach-in panelists, representing stakeholders from government, business, the houseless, and renters, will discuss safe sleep camping policies, the housing bond, Portland's new office of homelessness, and rent control legislation. Panelists include Shannon Singleton, Executive Director of JOIN; Vahid Brown, Housing Policy Coordinator for Clackamas County; Don Mazziotti, Director of Oregon Harbor of Hope; and Ibrahim Mubarak, cofounder and organizer of Right 2 Survive. Israel Bayer, Executive Director of Street Roots, will moderate the panel. Small breakout discussion sessions will follow.
The event, supported by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities, is free with registration and open to the public. Register and read more. Participants are also encouraged to contribute to a coat and blanket drive at the event. New and gently used winter coats, blankets, sleeping bags, socks, hats, mittens, tarps, sleeping pads, and other winter-weather items will be donated to houseless individuals. If you can't make the event, it will also be recorded and streamed live. Tune in here.
Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The program is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the University of Oregon White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St., room 3R, in Portland.
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