Tent City 3
A series of community education forums will help our community join the conversation on homelessness in Winter, 2015.
January 8: Tent City 3 Welcome Reception. 7:00 pm, SUB Gazebo Room
The SPU and TC3 communities come together for a night of snacks, welcome and vision-sharing as we begin our quarter together. Snacks included.
January 22: Public Policy and Homelessness. 11:10-12:30pm: DH 150
This session will address the connection between homelessness and affordable housing, public policy and advocacy. Ben Miksch, Affordable Housing Policy & Advocacy Specialist with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, will share his perspective on federal housing policy and the 2015 legislative agenda regarding homelessness and affordable housing in Washington State.
January 27: Film Screening. American Winter. 7:00 pm, Emerson Hall
February 4: "Beyond the One Night Count" advocacy training. 7:00-8:30 pm: SUB Collegium
February 12: Youth and Homelessness. 11:10-12:30pm: DH 150
February 17: Film Screening . Inocente. 7pm, Emerson Hall
Story-Telling: How Homelessness Changed My Life. 8pm
March 5: "What we learned" Debriefing and next steps. 7:00 PM, SUB Gazebo Room
October 22: Film Screening: Invisible Young. 7:00 pm: First Free Methodist Church
November 13: Homeless Heroes: Veterans and Homelessness.: 11:10-12:30pm: DH 150
Representatives from Seattle Stand Down, whose mission is to aggressively prevent and eliminate homelessness among veterans, will participate in the event. Seattle Stand Down Program Director Rebecca Murch and Services Section Leader Jaime Yslas will speak during the panel discussion and Q&A session.
November 20: Are cars and tents really housing? Where's the affordable (rental) housing?. 11:10-12:30pm, DH 150
The lack of affordable housing for low-income individuals and families is at the core of the homelessness issues. This forum will discuss affordable housing: what it is, why there’s not enough, and what’s being done to address this critical issue. Representatives from Sound Law Center, the Seattle Housing Authority and non-profit housing developers will participate in the discussion. Watch on YouTube.
November 20: Arnett/Emerson Residence Hall Info Session: 7:00 PM, Emerson Lounge
What is Tent City 3? How can we help, and what can we hope to learn while Tent City 3 stays on our campus this Winter? Get your questions answered and find out how you can be involved with this unique community’s response to homelessness.
December 2: Film Screening. Without a Home. 7:00pm, Emerson Hall
Without a Home is a powerful award-winning documentary film about homelessness. The director, Rachel Fleischer, takes us on a journey into the lives of six homeless individuals and families. We encounter their daily struggles as they cope with homelessness. Through rich personal stories, this film succeeds in challenging our preconceived notions about people who are homeless. Fleischer’s own journey illustrates the power of caring and getting involved with people who do not have a home.
Director Rachel Fleisher will be on hand to answer questions after the film. This event is supported by SPU’s SERVE Program (Spiritual and Educational Resources for Vocational Exploration).
December 13: Tent City 3 Move-in Day. All Day, Tiffany Loop
Welcome our friends to campus! Volunteer help will be neeed throughout the day, beginning around 8:30 AM. Bring work gloves and lunch. Dress for the weather. For more information, email email@example.com.
- Security is 24/7 at TC3
- Quiet hours: 9 p.m.–8 a.m.
- Self-managed community
Strict rules — sobriety, no violence, no drugs
- Eligibility is based on government-issued photo ID
- 100 residents maximum
- Single men and women; couples