Panel Discussion on Homelessness in Philadelphia

From our friends at the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford.

Panel Discussion on Homelessness in Philadelphia

Thursday, November 1st at 7:00pm, KINSC Hilles 109 at Haverford College

Free and Open to the Public

Dr. James Baumohl, professor of social work at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and editor of the book Homelessness in America, will moderate a panel discussion featuring Reverend Brian Jenkins (executive director of Chosen 300 Ministries), Dr. Dennis Culhane (professor at the UPenn School of Social Policy), Jannie Blackwell (Philadelphia Councilwoman), and Liam O’Donnell (Arts Marshall at Broad Street Ministries).

The discussion will center around how local and national policy affect the population of people who are homeless in Philadelphia. Specific talking points will include how homelessness is affected by the persistent level of unemployment and sub-employment, the continuing foreclosures of homes, the impact of shrinkage in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and, in Pennsylvania, the demise of General Assistance, and the demobilization of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. We will also discuss what programs which may be implemented to help those who are currently homeless in Philadelphia as well as those which could prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place. The panel will include ample time for conversation with the audience.

The event is organized by Elizabeth Wingfield ’12, Haverford House Fellow ( and is sponsored by the Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.

Contact: Stephanie Zukerman

Haverford College, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship

610-795-6492 (phone)