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Date
April
04
Apr
30
30
2020
Time
16:30:00
Locale
Online Event
Venue
Zoom Webinar

Homelessness, Compassion, and COVID-19

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion in homelessness, addiction, crime, and disorder in America’s major cities. By latest count, there are more than 500,000 people sleeping on the streets in the United States, with the highest concentration in West Coast cities including Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

The problem has reached critical mass and the spread of COVID-19 may only exacerbate it as a number of progressive cities seek to use the current crisis as a backdoor for socialism. Policies such as government sanctioned homeless encampments not only upend the social order, but could prove to be a breeding ground for the virus.

Join us for an online webinar with Christopher Rufo, Discovery Institute’s new Director for the Center on Wealth and Poverty, and learn about the root causes of the homeless crisis as well as what our response to the coronavirus pandemic reveals about the Left-Right divide. Instead of continuing to employ the same self-defeating progressive policies, Chris will outline new, bold strategies to combat the issue.

WHEN

April 30, 2020, 12 PM – 1 PM

WHERE

Zoom Webinar

QUESTIONS?

Contact Jackson Meyer at [email protected] or 425-283-2221

COST

This event is free but registration is required in order to provide you with a link to the stream.

Video

Speaker

Christopher Rufo

Director, Center on Wealth, Poverty & Morality
Christopher Rufo is the director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. He has directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix, and international television, including his latest film, America Lost, that tells the story of three "forgotten American cities.” Christopher is currently a contributing editor of City Journal, where he covers poverty, homelessness, addiction, crime, and other afflictions. Christopher is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow, and has appeared on NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, and FOX News.