$10 – $50

Solving Homelessness: A Community Workshop

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Impact Hub San Francisco

1885 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Across the Bay Area, cynicism about the problem of mass homelessness has infected both the press and public. Residents are exposed daily to stories about hopeless individuals, broken systems, ineffective policing and sums of money that never seem to go far enough.

Can we do better? Yes – through listening, learning, conversation and follow-up.

The San Francisco Public Press will host a one-day symposium and workshop that will explore bold and creative ideas to solve homelessness in the Bay Area. The morning session will include a panel discussion on the current state of homelessness, an analysis of homelessness reporting and testimonials of individuals experiencing homelessness. In the afternoon, solution ideas will be presented, followed by facilitated workshops that will inspire collaboration and brainstorming and guide analysis and trouble-shooting. All of the day’s activities will be documented and reported by a team of journalists assigned to cover the event and the ideas generated by participants.

Ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, evening reception and a one-year Newsie Membership to the San Francisco Public Press.

A limited number of sponsored tickets are available. If you need to request a sponsored (free) ticket, please contact Daphne Magnawa at outreach[at]sfpublicpress.org.

Agenda

MORNING

Breakfast and Check-In

Current State Panel
Diverse stakeholders will provide framing and context to set the stage
Panelists: Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness​ • Jeff Kositsky, Director, San Francisco's Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing • Dr. Margot Kushel, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine • Joe Wilson​, Executive Director, Hospitality House • Adrian Tirtanadi, Executive Director, Open Door Legal
Moderator: Michael Stoll, Executive Director, San Francisco Public Press

Testimonials
Individuals that are experiencing homelessness share their stories
Moderator: Arjanna van der Plas, Stories Behind the Fog

Journalist Panel
Panelists: Noah Arroyo, Assistant Editor, San Francisco Public Press • Kevin Fagan, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle • Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Project Editor for The Reentry Project, Solutions Journalism Network • Alistair Gee, Homelessness Editor, Guardian US • Monica Lam, Producer, KQED Television Liza Veale, Reporter, KALW
Moderator: Jon Funabiki, Executive Director, Renaissance Journalism

AFTERNOON

City Initiatives
Abigail Stewart-Kahn, San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

Solution Idea Presentations
Presenters will be announced when confirmed

Solution Idea Workshops
Led by skilled facilitators, participants will analyze and trouble-shoot solution ideas

Workshop Report Back

Closing and Reception


SPONSORS

Community Innovation Champions

Renaissance Journalism

San Francisco Foundation

Community Innovation Energizer

Impact Hub-SF

Tipping Point Community

Media Sponsors

kalw

KQED

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Stories Behind the Fog

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Daphne Magnawa at outreach[at]sfpublicpress.org.

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Impact Hub San Francisco

1885 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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