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Still believing the lies
about homelessness?


Attend a Film Screening
and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
 
WCMU Public Media and Saginaw Valley State University present
“Storied Streets: Reframing the Way You See Homelessness”
 
In this one-hour film, homelessness across America is examined by telling the stories of those who live it every day. The documentary profiles the homeless and the formerly homeless and their struggle to survive. Their stories are real, raw and compelling. The film will provide a window into their struggles, question stereotypes and change the way you feel about homelessness.
 
WCMU Public Media and Saginaw Valley State University present a screening of the film followed by a panel/audience discussion moderated by Amy Robinson, news director at WCMU Public Radio. Panelists will provide information on efforts to address homelessness at the state, regional and local levels. Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and take part in the discussion. (More)
 
The event will be streamed live to Saginaw Valley State University’s Curtiss Hall where audience members will also view the film as well as be a part of the panel discussion originating from CMU.
 
Panelists include

    1.  A homeless or formerly homeless individual

    2. Cedric Taylor, Faculty, CMU Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, with expertise in social
        and racial inequality

    3. Kim Carrion, executive director, Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission
        The Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission allows lower income families and individuals the opportunity to have
        safe, affordable, sanitary housing.

    4. Eric Hufnagel, executive director, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
        The Michigan Coalition against Homelessness is a nonprofit membership organization formed as an association                of emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, nonprofit housing and service programs, government                         programs and concerned citizens from across the state.

 

 
Register here for free tickets:
 
•  Attending at Central Michigan University
 
• Attending at Saginaw Valley State University Curtiss Hall
 
• Attending via Live Webcast
  On February 16 at 7 p.m., watch the live webcast here
 

 
WCMU Public Radio Series on Homelessness in Michigan
 
Throughout the week of February 8, stories profiling programs addressing the needs of homeless individuals and families in Michigan will air during WCMU Public Radio’s Morning Edition (5 – 9 a.m. weekdays) and All Things Considered (5- 7 p.m. weekdays). Stories include an interview with Doug, a formerly homeless Mt. Pleasant resident who talks about his time sleeping in dugouts and the mailman who led him to public housing; a story on Northern Michigan’s only transitional housing shelter to assist homeless veterans seeking help; a project in Isabella and Gladwin counties finds a way to respond to homeless  individuals and families; and, a profile of Cheryl who battled cancer, suffered a heart attack and ended up homeless trying to care for  her ten-year-old son.