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Homelessness in Chicago

March 27, 2014 at 05:30 PM

Join us for the Global Justice Series Event: "Homelessness in Chicago" on Thursday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. Location will be announced shortly.

As Chicago becomes increasingly incorporated into the global economy, homelessness has reached unprecedented levels. On any given day, thousands of Chicagoans lack access to the basic requirements of food, shelter and clothing. Dehumanizing living conditions and the daily possibility of death threaten their physical and psychological well-being. The Speakers Bureau, a group of formerly homeless adults working on behalf of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, will discuss pressing issues confronting the Chicago homeless population, including the provision of affordable housing; assisting homeless and unaccompanied youth with basic needs; advocating for the educational rights of homeless children and teens; securing job training; and living wage employment and community re-entry after incarceration.