If you think you know homelessness, think again.
We’d like to invite all supporters of Seattle Education Access to come out for a unique evening of film and discussion, as SEA joins two community partners for the Seattle screening of award winning documentary: “ON THE EDGE” (60 min, Diane Nilan and Laura Vazquez, 2011), followed by a panel discussion with the film’s producer Diane Nilan, SEA founder Polly Trout, SEA’s resident advocate Brittney Ferara, and Tim Harris, founder of the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project.
ON THE EDGE, featuring 7 women who lost their housing for a variety of reasons, gives a painfully intimate look at the entwined connection between poverty, housing issues, social problems, addictions, family crises, and gender-related injustices. These compelling and forthcoming experts on homelessness shine a bright, unmitigated light on systemic and personal causes of their struggles, illuminating what has been a dark corner of social inaction and concern.
The discussion will be fairly informal, but we’re particularly interested in thinking about the problems addressed by the film, and the ways in which Seattle Education Access and Real Change are working with people here in Seattle to confront these issues.
This event is being sponsored by Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice, as part of their ongoing weekly film series “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies.” As always, this screening is FREE and open to the public, though donations will be graciously accepted by all participating non-profits at the event.
Below are some links to the official website for the film, HEAR US (the nonprofit behind the film), REAL CHANGE, and Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice’s Meaningful Movies series . We hope you can join us for what promises to be an engaging and inspiring discussion!
WHEN: Friday, May 20, 2011 – 7:00-9:30 pm
WHERE: Keystone United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (Wallingford) View Map
For more information:
On the Edge official site: http://ontheedge.niu.edu/
“Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies”: http://www.MeaningfulMovies.org
Social Justice Films & Community Discussion …Every Friday Night
All Films At: Keystone United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (Wallingford) View Map
HEAR US is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to giving voice and visibility to homeless children and youth.
Real Change exists to create opportunity and a voice for low-income people while taking action to end homelessness and poverty.
Seattle Education Access provides higher education advocacy and opportunity to people struggling to overcome poverty and adversity.
This post was written by Tania Boster, SEA Board Member and event organizer. Thank you, Tania!