Outside the Law: The Legal War Against Unhoused People
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Event description: Unhoused Californians face discrimination daily. They are cited and jailed for lacking a house. They are forcibly segregated and banished to remote and dangerous areas. Local governments withdraw lifesaving resources from them, harass and try to shut down the places they seek refuge, and disrupt the humanitarian efforts of individuals and groups attempting to meet their survival needs. Much of the state persecution they endure is harmful and even deadly. It is also not recognized as discrimination under the law. Learn about a growing campaign to end discrimination against our unhoused neighbors and what you can do now to fight these forms of state violence against our most economically vulnerable community members.
Eve Garrow joined the ACLU of Southern California in November 2014. She is the Policy Analyst and Advocate for the Dignity for All Project, which seeks to promote policies that prevent and reduce housing displacement and end the criminalization of persons who are unhoused. Her work includes policy analysis, research, public education, and advocacy to promote policy changes that will secure the human right to housing, end housing displacement and the criminalization of people who are unhoused and increase the human dignity of all people.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Eve was an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan, where she engaged in research and policy analysis on the implementation of social policies that target marginalized populations, including people who are unhoused.
Eve receive her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Santa Barbara and her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of California Los Angeles.
7:30 - 7:35 Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45 Welcome and brief introductions
7:45 - 7:50 Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15 Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20 Announcements
9:20 - 9:30 Closing circle and prayer
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Reflection: Michael Novick
Facilitator: Dave Clennon
Zoom host: Michael Novick