Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hard Conversations - Coping with Tent City

MDHA presents Hard Conversations: Coping with Tent City, co-sponsored by CitySquare.
What: Over the past 15 years US cities have witnessed a resurgence of large durable homeless encampments, commonly called tent cities. While the policies leading to the emergence of homeless tent cities are largely identical across localities, the actions taken by communities and local governments in response to their persistence have varied widely.  Drawing on interviews with city officials, homeless advocates, service providers, and homeless campers in over a dozen West-Coast municipalities with tent cities, this session will provide lessons for Dallas as it copes with its own homeless encampments.
When: Friday, August 7, 2015, 12.00-1.30pm

Chris Herring, MA
Who: Mr. Chris Herring, a doctoral candidate of Sociology at the University of California Berkeley, and an editor of the Berkeley Journal of Sociology. He has a specific interest in the issue of tent cities, and has conducted illuminating research in this particular area.
Where:  United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (Citigroup Room), 1800 N. Lamar in Dallas. Water, and coffee will be provided, and attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch. (No dark colored juices, please.) Space is limited. RSVP to David Gruber, MDHA Development and Communications Director, at 469-222-0047 or

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