How To Fight Homelessness

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    When:
    March 9, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2016-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
    2016-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    1220 5th Ave
    New York, NY 10029
    USA
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    Homeless in the street in New York, © Garry Knigh; Jacob A. Riis, Tramp’s nest in Baxter Street yard, Museum of the City of New York

    How To Fight Homelessness

    Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 pm

    Museum of the City of New York

    1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

    The ever-present debate over how to tackle homelessness in the city has reached a fever pitch in recent months, as New Yorkers question whether their politicians are doing enough to help. In October 2015, it was estimated that more than 59,500 people slept in shelters, with thousands more on the streets. But the difficulty of accurately assessing the number of homeless people, coupled with sensational headlines and political posturing, complicates this pressing issue. Meanwhile, both affordable housing developments and homeless shelters direly need funding. Join us for a conversation with leading advocates – Daniel Tietz, Chief Special Services Officer of New York City’s Human Resources Administration; Lynn Lewis, Executive Director, Picture the Homeless; Carl Siciliano, Founder, Ali Forney Center – in homeless services working on the issue’s forefront to empower those in need. This program accompanies our exhibition, Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half.  This event is also part of the Museum’s Activist New York program series.

    Free for Museum members; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.

    For more information, visit How to Fight Homelessness

    • Daniel Tietz, Chief Special Services Officer of New York City’s Human Resources Administration
    • Lynn Lewis, Executive Director, Picture the Homeless
    • Carl Siciliano, Founder, Ali Forney Center

    About the Museum of the City of New York

    Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.