IMFK and ArtRage Gallery will partner over the next two months to bring opportunities for the community to ask questions and receive insight and understanding homelessness. Open free to the public are two question and answer panels.
The first is on Wed., Sept. 26th and the topic will be, “Why I am homeless.”. IMFK’s long-time friend, Kevin Batsford will be on the panel. Kevin has now been off the streets for over 4 years. He has since gotten married and works a full time job. Kevin hopes to share his insights and experiences to help others understand what it means to be homeless. Also on this panel are Dr. Sunny Aslam, MD (psychiatry and addiction specialist) and Rose Austin, MSW (Associate Director of Shelter Services for Vera House).
Our second panel, “Where do the homeless go?” will meet on Tues., Oct. 18th. This panel will include: Megan Stuart (Coordinator of Syracuse Homeless and Housing Collation), Amber Vander Ploeg (Rescue Mission) and Kristian Allen (Catholic Charities).
Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People, will be at Artrage on Sat., Oct. 6th to share his experiences. Mark has traveled and filmed homeless individuals from all over the world. This presentation is free and open to the public.
We hope to see you at one or all of these wonderful events. If you have questions about homelessness and what our community is doing to shelter and house individuals please join us. All are welcome.