Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing
The Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing, an annual event sponsored by HPRP, brings a wide range of experts to Baltimore to discuss issues and solutions related to ending homelessness.
Please join Homeless Persons Representation Project for the 2020 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing.
D. Watkins is a two-time New York Times best-selling author, Editor-At-Large for Salon and winner of the BMe Genius Grant. A native of Baltimore City and Lecturer at the University of Baltimore Klein Family School of Communications Design, D. Watkins presents an anthem for change in his most recent book - We Speak for Ourselves: A Forgotten Word from Black America. We Speak for Ourselves creates a new course toward change calling out the “drone-like” perspective by which persons in low-income black communities are opined and debated about, yet never truly heard. Unapologetic, Watkins presents the unfiltered voices we must listen to if we truly desire to create change in every pocket of this country.
Followed by a discussion featuring:
- Prof. Michael Pinard, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
- Youth Leaders, Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop-In Center
- Jabari Lyles, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office LGBTQ Affairs Liaison
Baba Olumiji, Johnston Square Elementary School
- Rev. Kevin Slayton, Lanham United Methodist Church
- Jill Williams, Homeless Persons Representation Project
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This Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing event is supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation RESPECT Group, John Eidleman, and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.