Happy Hour With an Agenda is a semi-regular, free flowing conversation about the biggest issues facing Dallas. This month, we're talking about homelessness in the city. Join us for a panel discussion on the recent closure of tent city, and how the city is addressing housing for the homeless.
Moderated by Krista Nightengale, Managing Director at the Better Block Foundation, the panel features Philip Kingston, City Councilman, District 14; Larry James, Chief Executive Officer of CitySquare; Cindy Crain, President and CEO of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance; and Ikenna Mogbo, Housing Outpatient Operations Manager of Metrocare Services.
Have a drink, and be part of the discussion.
Meet the panelists:
Philip Kingston: City Councilman, District 14
Philip Kingston was elected to the Dallas City Council on June 24, 2013 and is serving his 2nd term representing Council District 14, which includes Downtown Dallas, Uptown, historic East Dallas, Turtle Creek, and Oak Lawn.
Larry James: Chief Executive Officer of CitySquare
Larry James has provided executive leadership at CitySquare for 22 years. He works here in Dallas to battle the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship.
Cindy Crain: President and CEO of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
Cindy Crain is the CEO of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and was the architect of the I45 Tent City closure process. She has been working in homelessness since 2004.
Ikenna Mogbo: Housing Outpatient Operations Manager of Metrocare Services
Ikenna Mogbo is the leader of the largest, comprehensive permanent supportive housing program in North Texas. He is a formerly homeless individual who has exhaustively advocated for the most vulnerable members of our community since 2008.