MLA Weaver hosts poverty forum

Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver hosts Poverty and Homelessness talk at the University of Victoria on Feb. 4

Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver hosts Poverty and Homelessness, The Difficult Conversation at the University of Victoria on Feb. 4.

The forum will feature four expert panelists including Andrew Wynn-Williams, executive director of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness; City of Victoria Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe, who is also a member of the Regional Housing Trust Fund Commission; Bruce Wallace, UVic assistant professor and researcher; and Bernice Kamano, a member of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness speakers bureau.

Each panelist will give a brief presentation discussing why they got involved in their work, what they believe are the biggest obstacles in addressing poverty and homelessness and what they see as the best solutions.

Following the presentations will be an open Q&A.

The event runs 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 4 in room A120 of the David Turpin Building.

 

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