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Please join us for an educational forum and discussion to help develop a vigorous Tikkun Olam response to homelessness.
Thousands of unsheltered people live in Oakland. Since COVID-19 numbers are rising.
· 70% of unhoused people are Black
· 42% have disabilities
Many are crowded into unsafe and unsanitary encampments. The City has a new encampment policy that may force homeless individuals from encampments with no good options for housing.
Kehilla’s Homeless Action Committee believes it is time for a more vigorous response by our community to the affordable housing crisis in keeping with our core Jewish value of Tikkun Olam. This educational forum, moderated by Kehilla member Talya Husbands-Hankin, will detail the severe obstacles facing our local unsheltered neighbors resulting from years of systemic racism and classism. The forum will also outline a variety of ways to assist our unhoused neighbors including engaging in policy and advocacy efforts and providing direct support such as donations of time, money and material goods.
Meet the Speakers
Talya Husbands-Hankin* – Homeless Advocate, Founder, Love and Justice in the Streets
Candice Elder – Founder and Director, East Oakland Collective
Janny Castillo – Director, Community Outreach and Services, St. Mary’s Center
Margot Kushel, MD* – Director, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
* Kehilla Member
Please send any questions to the EJC chair here.