Out in Tech SF | Fighting Youth Homelessness in the Bay Area

Details
Date:

June 6

Time:

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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Organizer

Out in Tech SF

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Venue

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)

601 Marshall Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

Redwood City, CA, US, 94063

Homelessness is a national crisis, acutely felt in the Bay Area and disproportionately experienced by the LGBT+ community. Why is that? What can the tech community do to help?


In celebration of Pride month, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Baker McKenzie, and Out in Tech SF are bringing together child welfare advocates and experts on the issue of homelessness to discuss the unique challenges facing LGBT homeless youth and explore why this already vulnerable population is more prone to homelessness in our community here in the Bay Area as well as nationally. There will also be a call to action for all attendees. Local organizations working to reduce homelessness or provide essential services will be invited to present their work as well as bring one specific volunteer/ engagement opportunity which attendees can sign up to participate in on the spot.


The panel will:



  • define what homelessness is and is not

  • explore the reasons LBGT+ youth disproportionately experience homelessness

  • highlight resources available to homeless youth and LGBT+ homeless youth in particular

  • spotlight local organizations working to combat the crisis in the Bay Area and their strategies that have been successful

  • include a call to action for the audience: volunteer and engagement opportunities with the organizations highlighted




Volunteer Fair – A Call to Action:
Bay Area organizations working to reduce homelessness or provide essential services will be invited to present their work with the aim of engaging audience members in volunteer work on this issue beyond this evening. Each organization will be provided a table for exhibiting materials both before and after the panel discussion for audience members to engage with them, pick up materials for further reading, and get involved. In addition, we will invite each organization to bring along one very specific volunteer/ engagement opportunity which attendees can sign up to participate in on the spot and we announce from the stage.




Agenda
6:00 PM | Doors
7:00 PM | Panel discussion
8:00 PM | Networking




Snacks and beverages provided
Eventbrite RSVP free and required
21+ to attend


Please note that due to the nature of our free events and to ensure a full house, RSVP does not guarantee entry. We will stop check-in and may be required to turn ticketholders away once we reach capacity. Please arrive early.


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Panelists


Noah Nash – EdD in Education Leadership & Board, Foster Youth in Action






Tomiquia Moss – Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Families


Tomiquia Moss joins Hamilton Families in February 2017 with more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership and management experience. Tomiquia is locally and nationally recognized as a dynamic nonprofit leader with expertise in public policy and community planning. From 2014 to 2017, she served directly under the mayors of both San Francisco and Oakland, most recently as Chief of Staff for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. Tomiquia has been a social worker and community activist working as an advocate for social justice and economic equality in many communities around the country. 




Michael Santos – National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth


Mr. Santos assists states and communities in their efforts to prevent and end homelessness. He supports communities in strategic planning and implementation and system performance evaluation and planning. As a former attorney at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty in Washington, D.C., his work focused on advocating for homeless children and youth through public education, impact litigation, and policy advocacy. Mr. Santos has had a long history of working on the rights of low-income and underrepresented communities through the Department of Health and Human Services and various non-profit organizations.




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