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*Triple Threats: Homelessness, Healthcare, and Oppression*

*A Dialogue about Advocacy, Organizing, and Creating Change*

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*Led by Adam Schneider from Healthcare for the Homeless*

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*Wednesday, November 16, 2011*

*5:30pm – 7:00pm*

*Juan Ramón Jiménez Room, The Stamp*

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*At least 3,000 people will experience homelessness on any given night in
Baltimore – more than 30,000 over the course of a year.  Statewide, more
than 50,000 Marylanders are homeless annually.*

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*The experience of homelessness causes health problems, exacerbates
existing illnesses, and seriously complicates treatment.  People who are
homeless are sicker and die earlier than those who are housed.  People
experiencing homelessness are three-to-four times more likely to die
prematurely than their housed counterparts.*

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*What can be done?*

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*Adam Schneider is Coordinator of Community Relations at Health Care for
the Homeless (HCH) in Baltimore, where he works on state and local public
policy and community initiatives related to issues of health and
homelessness. Adam has been a lead organizer of several grassroots
initiatives undertaken by people experiencing homelessness, and has worked
as a case manager for people experiencing homelessness.  Adam has developed
and facilitated experiential community-learning initiatives in Baltimore
and in Central Appalachia. In addition to his work at HCH, Adam teaches
courses on philosophy, social theory and public policy at several area
colleges and universities.  He was arrested as part of the “Baucus 8” for
disruption of Congress during the Senate Finance Committee’s hearings on
health reform in May 2009.*

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*Voices of Social Change** invites you to join Adam in exploring the
complexities of homeless, healthcare, policy, advocacy, and democracy in
organizing.*

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