2017 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing
The Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing, an annual event sponsored by HPRP, brings a wide range of experts to Baltimore to discuss issues and solutions related to ending homelessness in Maryland.
Join us on May 3, 2017, 5:30 pm, for American Dreams Deferred: A conversation about youth homelessness. Our keynote speaker is Dan-el Padilla Peralta, PhD, assistant professor at Princeton University and author of Undocumented - A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League.
American Dreams Deferred: A conversation about youth homelessness
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Enoch Pratt Parish Hall
514 N. Charles Street
A book signing will follow the program. Books will be available for purchase on-site.
The event is free and is presented by the Homeless Persons Representation Project.
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, PhD
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Dan-el grew up undocumented and homeless in New York City. He studied Classics at Princeton University (AB summa cum laude, the University of Oxford (MPhil), and Stanford University (PhD). After a two-year postdoctoral stint at Columbia University's Society of Fellows, Dan-el returned to Princeton as an assistant professor in the Classics Department. He was recently named a Faculty Fellow in Service and Civic Engagement. His 2015 memoir Undocumented - A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (published by Penguin Books) received an Alex Award from the American Library Association. More recently, he has penned pieces for the Guardian, Matter, Vox, and the New York Times.
Following his presentation, Dan-el will join a diverse panel of local advocates to discuss efforts to end youth homelessness in Baltimore. The panelists will include:
Ciera Dunlap, Case Manager Supervisor, YES Drop-In Center
Malcolm Williams, Youth Behavioral Health Therapists, Health Care for the Homeless
Ingrid Lofgren, Director of Homeless Youth Initiative, Homeless Persons Representation Project
Helany Sinkler, Family Reunification & Anti-Trafficking Programs Manager, Esperanza Center
Marc Steiner, Host of The Marc Steiner Show and President/CEO of Center for Emerging Media