A Film and Discussion: Homeless and Nearly Homeless Youth
The Grand Central Partnership
Date / Time
Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DescriptionPlease join the MainChance Drop-In Center for a series of films and discussions about homelessness and related issues in our city.
The sessions will feature authors who write about inequality and homelessness and the professionals who work with these populations, and it will be moderated by Dr. William Kornblum, Grand Central Neighborhood Board Chair.
Film screening "Harlem Diary" by Professor Terry Williams, based on his book, Uptown Kids (Putnam 1997, with Dr. William Kornblum).
Dr. Williams serves on the board of Grand Central Neighborhood and teaches in the Sociology Department of the New School for Social Research. One of the nation's leading ethnographers, his recent books include The Con Men: Hustling in New York City (Columbia 2017, with Trevor Miller). Dr. Williams will be joined by Heidi Schmidt, inaugural Director of Troop 6000, a new Girl Scout troop designed to serve girls and women living in the NYC shelter system. Prior to her current role, Ms. Schmidt served for 10 years as Director of Government Relations at the NYC Department of Homeless Services, advocating for the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including 25,000 homeless children.
After the film, discussion will follow from 7-8pm.
Who Should AttendFREE and open to the public.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by May 10th to Tiffany Livingstone: 212-883-0680 Ext. 308 or firstname.lastname@example.org