August 11, 2016

Homelessness in America is a “wicked problem” that reminds us daily of our failure to be our best. How do we explain to children the presence of hungry, cold, neglected and often mentally ill men women and children on our streets in the midst of plenty?

Living Room Conversations are one opportunity to begin to build community and better understand the challenges and opportunities surrounding this problem. If we gather neighbors, business owners, health care workers, police, government officials, homeless people and their families in conversation might we build trust and begin to explore opportunities to do better?

Conversations are admittedly only a starting point, but isn’t it time to start?

This interview is part of the American Citizens Summit, a free online event featuring respected political leaders, grassroots visionaries, business pioneers, change agents and advocates who are leading the way to actualize the full power of democracy by building bridges across divides. For more information, please visit americancitizenssummit.com. This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved