“Being Good Neighbors: Sustainable Solutions to Homelessness and Addiction in a Border Community”
Kick off Good Neighbor Month this Thursday, September 3 with a panel discussion including the University of San Diego, The Trans-Border Institute, Fundacion Gaia, The San Diego Police Department and more.
What does it mean to be a good neighbor in a border city?
What are the connections between homelessness, drug addiction and the contentious relationship between the United States and Mexico?
Join us to get answers to these questions and discuss the problems and solutions associated with homelessness and drug addiction in our city.
Moderated by Bill Griffith–the former KGTV anchor and “dean of San Diego TV”–the panel will include:
- Dr. Everard Meade, Director, Trans-Border Institute
- Marc Stevenson, Director of Project 25, Father Joe’s Villages
- Darinka Carballo, Director, Fundación Gaia, Tijuana, B.C.
- Lt. Debra Ferrar, San Diego Police Department Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
- Dr. David Folsom, Medical Director, St. Vincent de Paul Village Family Health Center/Associate Professor of Public Health, UC San Diego
- Maria Silva, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, The Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action
The event is FREE and open to the public, but the auditorium will fill up fast.
Thursday, September 3
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110