NUHSA event May 19 - documentary screening, discussion and tour Hopelink

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Join NUHSA on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 4 - 7pm at Hopelink (17837 Aurora Ave. N. Shoreline) for a special screening of Trickle Down Town, followed by a facilitated discussion and tour of Hopelink, a local emergency services provider and food bank.

Tomasz Biernacki’s new thought-provoking documentary about the homeless crisis in Seattle deftly interweaves in-depth stories of community members who are living the crisis on the streets with interviews of political leaders and community advocates, along with vivid images of the current state of affairs and a poignant examination of the roots of homelessness in the region.

Biernacki paints a picture of a region struggling to come to grips with an unprecedented emergency and finds a few glimmers of hope.

Biernacki says, “I have discovered that most people have... knee-jerk reactions and false beliefs... about the homeless.

They see the tents, the RVs, the addicted people who have untreated mental and physical health issues, and instead of doing something to help their neighbors, they degrade, cast away, and add insult to injury.

I want people to see that there are concrete, simple steps people can take every day to help the situation. It’s going to have to be a grassroots effort.”

The event is free and open to the public. Donations are gladly accepted.


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