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SPARC-an initiative of Center for Social Innovation
December 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
African Americans are more likely to become homeless than people of other racial or ethnic backgrounds in Pierce County and across the country. Please join us for this important community conversation addressing racial equity and homelessness in Tacoma/Pierce County! Tickets are free and available at www.SPARCtacomapiercecount
Emcee: Carol Mitchell, Metro Parks and TV Tacoma
Jeff Olivet and Marc Dones, Center for Social Innovation
Andreta Armstrong, City of Tacoma
Jaques Colon, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department
Dexter Gordon, University of Puget Sound
Spoken Word Performances by Lucas Smiraldo and Cathy Nguyen
Light refreshments and an opportunity for more dialogue and conversation following the program.
Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are part of a ten-city cohort engaged in “SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities,” an initiative to better understand the nexus between race and homelessness and develop tools and approaches that will result in more equitable outcomes for all people experiencing homelessness. The initiative combines qualitative and quantitative research and training. This event kicks off our activities.