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Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness Symposium and Report Launch

Funders Together CEO, Amanda Andere, will be speaking at the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness Symposium. 

The symposium and report launch will feature a discussion on the nearly 70 recommendations from the ad hoc committee members, a diverse group, spanning the range of elected officials and staff, academics, people with lived experience, and homelessness public policy experts. Attendees will learn about the next steps to advance the recommendations and tangible and sustainable solutions that our policymakers at the city, county, and LAHSA are implementing to address systemic racism. 

If you are in the LA area or will be attending the event, Amanda would love to connect! Email her at amanda@funderstogether.org.

February 25, 2019 at 9am - 12pm
California African American Museum
600 State Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90037
United States
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