The Speakers’ Bureau is currently in the process of creating a new orientation manual and at the same time is in the process of recruiting new speakers-in particular women and families. This summer we have had meetings with representative from Community of Hope and JHP as well as meeting with N Street Village and Miriam’s Kitchen in hopes of recruiting new speakers!
One of our speakers, Maurice King and I were interviewed by a Blogtalk radio station in Colorado Springs, CO on Saturday, July 25, 2009.
The first National Homeless Persons Memorial Day Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 3:00pm at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless office at 1200 U Street, NW…..all are welcome to attend!
On August 1, 2009 at NCH at Noon about 15 individuals who have experienced homelessness will be attending and meeting with Mischa Fisher who would like to create a Photobook: “Biographies of the DC Homeless Community.”
Our next Speakers’ Bureau meeting will be on Saturday, August 22nd and we will have a lot to talk about with new speakers, photobook project, Homeless Persons Memorial Day, Living Wage rally, workshops and other projects…..
The Speakers Bureau spoke to 27 groups in July! We currently have 13 scheduled for August including one at Boston University on August 25, 2009 in my home state!
Looking forward to keeping you all posted on the going ons of the speakers bureau and please feel free to respond and if you have seen a speakers panel please post your feedback! If you are interested in becoming a speakers please let me know and if you would like to start a speakers bureau post it here!
Thanks and that’s all for now!
Director, Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau