How Racism Has Informed the Homelessness Crisis: Talk by Marc Dones
Prominent anti-racist educator and psychiatric anthropologist Marc Dones gave a compelling talk on the history of racism, and its role in everything from employment opportunities to economic mobility and access to housing.
The workshop also explored the homelessness landscape from a racial equity lens. It provided the audience with the historical context of how racism has led to minorities being over represented in the homeless population today.
Workshop 2: Tools to implement anti-racist policies at your agency
The second workshops by Marc Dones centers around providing the audience with tools and strategies that can transform systems to better serve the needs of the most vulnerable populations. They spoke about the importance of specificity in equity-based work and having diversity at the decision making tables.
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