News Highlights Hebrew College Miller Center & We Got Us: A Community Empowerment Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apr 19, 2022
The Building Interfaith Leadership Initiative and We Got Us to Host a Community Dialogue focused on Religion, Homelessness, and Public Health
Southampton Street Men’s Shelter – The Building Interfaith Leadership Initiative (BILI), a program of Hebrew College’s Miller Center for Interreligious Leadership and Learning, in partnership with We Got Us will be hosting a community dialogue which will bring together people experiencing homelessness and other stakeholders from the community to discuss key topics related to homelessness, religion, and health. The event will take place on Sunday, April 24 from 11:30AM-1:30PM at 112 Southampton St, Boston, MA. The purpose of this event is to discuss what we can do as a community to better provide for the unhoused. Members of the community are invited to enjoy and partake in this conversation as well as volunteer to help give out resources to people experiencing homelessness.
This in-person event will feature three guest speakers: Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson (Chaplain of Brown University & Health Activist), Religious Leader Taymullah Abdur-Rahman (Chaplain at MA Dept. of Corrections, and Community Leader Lady Lawrence Carty (Executive Director of Housing=Health). Each speaker has a unique perspective to add to our community dialogue and will offer their input on how to best support those experiencing homelessness.
The organizations listed above are honored and excited to produce this event at the Southampton Street Men’s Shelter. It is our honest hope that you and your fellow community members will attend this event and participate in the community-wide conversation. We look forward to seeing you!
*If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kareem King, Community Engagement Director for We Got Us.
**Should you wish to support this event further, please consider a monetary donation for this event. Donations will be used to create outreach kits (containing socks, sunscreen, water, etc.) for people experiencing homelessness. You can donate via venmo to the TriCounty Community Network. Venmo: @TCN15 (please specify for BILI/We Got Us)
Established in 2016, the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College provides current and future religious and ethical leaders with the knowledge and skills to serve in a religiously diverse society. We work with clergy, academics, and communal leaders, as well as high school, undergraduate, and graduate students and seminarians.