Shelter and Healing

Providing shelter for the homeless while fostering a place for healing is the topic of a panel discussion with community leaders and SPU faculty on Thursday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

SPU sociology professors Jennifer McKinney and Karen Snedker will join representatives from local outreach organizations New Horizons, Mary’s Place, and Neighborcare for the panel discussion. Jennifer and Karen will discuss some of their research on tent cities and homeless.

This discussion is connected with SPU’s Homelessness Initiative, created in 2015 to assist, support, and enhance the work to end homelessness in King County and beyond. The event is sponsored by student groups NAPS (nursing and pre-nursing students), MAPS (Minority Association of Premedical Students), GEO (Global Engagement and Outreach Club), Ivy Honorary (SPU’s chapter Mortar Board, a national honor society recognizing college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service), Sociology Club, BEGIN (School of Business, Government, and Economics student group that “builds, engages, gives, inspires, and nurtures"); and SPU’s President’s Commission on Engaging Homelessness.

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Posted: Monday, November 7, 2016