Events | Firsthand: Homeless – A Conversation on Women and Homelessness

Firsthand: Homeless – A Conversation on Women and Homelessness


Mon, March 18, 2024
5:30 PM

(Doors open at 5:00 pm)


Austin Branch Library
5615 W. Race Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659


Immerse yourself in the powerful narratives of the Firsthand: Homeless documentary series at an in-person event that will focus on the nuanced experiences of women coping with homelessness. The event will include a screening of excerpts from the series and a panel discussion moderated by one of its directors, Ines Sommer, along with representatives from local nonprofits working to provide assistance to unhoused individuals. You will have the opportunity to learn about the ways that homelessness specifically affects women, including gender-based violence and the challenges of being homeless as a single mother. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and contribute to the conversation on vital societal challenges.

Firsthand: Homeless is the newest addition to the award-winning Firsthand multiplatform, multi-year initiative focusing on the firsthand perspectives of people facing critical issues in Chicago. Visit the website on February 19 to explore the project.

WTTW has partnered with, All ChicagoChicago Public LibraryThe Night Ministry and Ignite throughout 2024 on journalism and community engagement initiatives related to Firsthand: Homeless.

This event is free, but RSVP below is required.

Lead support for FIRSTHAND: HOMELESS is provided by Ann and Rich Carr.

Major support is provided by The Knight Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Edwardson Family Foundation; Joel M. Friedman, President, Alvin H. Baum Family Fund; Denny and Sandy Cummings; the Marc and Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation; Alexandra C. Nichols; and Peter and Alicia Pond. (as of January 16, 2024).

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