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Monday, November 16, 2015

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Event

12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN , 55443

612-919-4226


Celebrating our city's commitment to improve health outcomes for homeless youth and families

The week of November 16th is National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. To call awareness to homelessness in the Northwest suburbs this special event is being held.

Agenda

  • Noon to 12:15 p.m. Welcome, Mayor Lunde and Jody Yungers
  • 12:15 to 12:30 p.m., Health equity for the Homeless (HeH) introduction and Pecha Kucha
  • 12:30 to 12:55 p.m., Keynote: Homeless is not a Crime..., Mikkel Beckmen, Office to End Homelessness Mpls/Hennepin County
  • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Panel presentations and discusion: How Hunger and Homelessness Affect Health
    • Roberto Reyes, Minnesota Department of Education
    • Jonette Lucia, Northwest Hennepin Family
    • Donnell Bratton, Brooklyn Avenues
    • Karrie Schaaf, Anoka Hennepin Schools
    • Jody Yungers, Recreation and Park Director
    • Kate Emmons, Osseo School District
    • Clare Brumback, CEAP
  • 2:00 to 2:15 p.m., Performances
  • 2:15 to 3:00 p.m., Art exhibits, resource fair and networking
  • Closing, Call to Action "HEHROES" Nominations

About the performers

The zAmya Theater Project is a program of St. Stephen’s Human Services and is in its eleventh year as a company devoted to ending homelessness through the tools of community-based theater making. Their productions are created and performed by a troupe of actors who’ve experienced homelessness including a professional comedian, a jazz singer, and an award winning visual artist. Led by Maren Ward, co-founder of Bedlam Theatre, zAmya has produced over a dozen full length and many short productions – enlightening, educating, and entertaining audiences all over the Twin Cities and beyond.

 

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