The Crisis of Homelessness in NYC: Shelters and Community Relationships
In this second of our series on homelessness in New York, we’ll explore the challenges and opportunities that arise when new shelters are opened in or moved to a new neighborhood. Shams DaBaron (a.k.a. Da Homeless Hero), will offer perspectives on how we can reimagine these often contentious relationships, drawing from his lived experience and personal journey through homelessness and the NYC shelter system. Shams is a current resident of the Lucerne and will speak directly to the particular challenges that arose within the context of an emergency move due to the Pandemic. Shams will be in conversation with Ruth Messinger, Social Justice Activist-in-Residence at the JCC.
Co-Sponsors: SAJ-Judaism that Stands for All, B’nai Jeshurun, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York, St. Paul & St. Andrew, Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim, Base MNHTN, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, Manhattan Church of Christ, The Jewish Center, Broadway United Church of Christ, Romemu