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Date
March
03
Mar
25
25
2021
Time
12:00:00
Locale
Online

The Invisible Asylum

A Tragedy for America's Mentally Ill

America’s West Coast is under siege. In cities like Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, homelessness has run rampant. Governments have poured billions of dollars into solving the homelessness crisis, and yet it seems to only get worse. How is it possible that such affluent communities like Silicon Valley also play host to tent cities that look like something out of a third world slum?

The answer lies in something that few are willing to address — mental illness. Most government solutions fail to adequately address homelessness because they are predicated on false assumptions. Namely, that people are homeless because of systemic barriers such as racial discrimination or shortages in affordable housing. However, these premises don’t acknowledge the two chief causes of homelessness, which are mental illness and drug addiction.

Please join us on Thursday, March 25 at noon for a webinar with Christopher Rufo, Director of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. Chris will provide you with a unique perspective into the homeless crisis — what drives, what perpetuates, why nothing seems to help — and what we should be doing differently.

When

Thursday, March 25, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Where

Online via Zoom

Questions?

Maggie Kohl
[email protected]

Speaker

Christopher Rufo

Former Director, Center on Wealth & Poverty
Christopher Rufo is former 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.