Racism and Homelessness: A Research Update from the SPARC Initiative

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Lakeshore B (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
The SPARC Initiative (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) was launched by the Center for Social Innovation in 2016 to explore the intersection between racism and homelessness. The research has documented dramatic overrepresentation of people of color in the homeless population, and has identified potential interventions including preventing evictions, supporting economic mobility, increasing access to affordable housing, and addressing network impoverishment. This workshop will present findings from the SPARC study and will allow participants time to discuss how racial discrimination relates to homelessness in their own communities. Participants will leave reenergized and equipped to become agents of change supporting racial equity.
Jeffrey Olivet, MA (CEO, Center for Social Innovation)
Marc Dones, BA (Associate Director of Equity Initiatives, Center for Social Innovation)
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