Study of economic equality & homelessness begins

Our adult education will soon begin a series on economic equality & homelessness (both on a local & national scale).

Join us every Sunday, Feb. 18 – Mar. 25 (excluding Feb. 25) at 10 a.m. in the Club Room. See the schedule below for guest speakers & topics:

  • Mar. 4: Wesley Colter on mental health in homelessness. Wes became homeless when he was just a child, which led to addiction and ultimately, prison. He is now a certified alcohol and drug counselor and volunteers on the Homeless Speakers Bureau with the Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness.
  • Mar. 11: Civil rights attorney Mark Merin on short-term solutions (with a special focus on temporary tent cities)
  • Mar. 18: David Husid on family & homelessness. David was adopted at birth and had a “Leave it to Beaver” upbringing until his early 20’s when he realized he had an alcohol problem, which led to imprisonment. He is now the Vice President for Community Development at Cottage Housing and also a part of the Homeless Speakers Bureau.
  • Mar. 25: Debbie Clingingsmith on healthcare & homelessness. Debbie works at Clara’s House, a Sacramento-based organization that addresses the health needs of the poor as a manifestation of the spiritual beliefs of the participants cherishing diversity of cultures and religious beliefs.

As a part of this series, everyone is invited to take our Lenten Hunger Challenge.