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Q&A: Student Advocates Talk SD Homelessness


Inside USD -- USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre hosts a free forum tonight at 7, “Solutions to Homelessness in San Diego” with community leaders. Inside USD asked a few questions and sought input from USD students, seniors Calvin Bair (sociology major) and Elizabeth Lee (political science), presidents of USD organizations, Student Homeless Alliance and Shelter San Diego, respectively, and sophomore Margarita Vargas Patron (sociology) about homelessness and potential solutions.

Question: What do you believe to be the truth about homelessness and what’s the biggest myth?

Bair: There are many truths regarding homelessness, but it would seem that the overarching theme is that homelessness can affect anyone at any time. It’s a series of events — an illness, a death, a lost job, a chronic condition, and an eviction — that builds over time. (Full Story

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