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Date
March
03
Mar
31
31
2020
Time
16:30:00
Locale
Seattle, WA
Venue
Discovery Institute

Seattle Under Siege: Understanding the Homelessness Crisis

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 voters are starting to take notice. A recent Crosscut/Elway poll found that homelessness was the number one issue for voters across Washington State. The progressive political class insists that it’s a “housing problem,”  however the real causes are much more intricate.

Join us on Tuesday, March 31 for a reception and lecture 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 such as addiction, mental illness, and family disintegration. Instead of continuing to employ the same self-defeating progressive policies, Chris will outline new, bold strategies to combat the issue.

A reception with light refreshments will begin at 4:30 before the program begins at 5:15.

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WHEN

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Doors Open at 4:15 for Check-in

WHERE

Discovery Institute
208 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104

QUESTIONS?

Contact Jackson Meyer at [email protected] or 206-826-5534

COST

This event is free but space is limited and registration is required.

Speaker

Christopher Rufo

Director, Center on Wealth, Poverty & Morality
Christopher Rufo is Discovery Institute Research Fellow, filmmaker, and writer focused on cities, inequality, and social capital. He’s directed four documentaries for PBS and has appeared on NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, and FOX News. Christopher is the Executive Director of the Documentary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to producing and distributing documentaries about the American experience. Christopher is active in Washington State public policy, both as a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the City of Seattle’s income tax and as a board member for the Washington Policy Center Young Professionals. His writing has appeared in National Review, The Federalist, Seattle Times, Crosscut, Puget Sound Business Journal, Filmmaker, and Indiewire.