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 Homelessness Affects Everyone

Of the over 9000 homeless in Minnesota, almost 40% are children

Hundreds of kids are alone and on the street every night

Homelessness is up 85% since 1991

Many are military veterans, including some who recently served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Many are mentally ill. Many are Native American.

Ending Long-Term Homelessness in Minnesota

6:30 pm, Monday, October 20, 2008, 118 LSBE, UMD Campus

A panel discussion on Minnesota’s homelessness crisis will feature Ellen Shelton, Wilder Foundation, St. Paul; Steve O’Neil, St. Louis County Commissioner; a formerly homeless citizen guest; and Daniel Williams, foreclosure counseling, Lutheran Social Services. Alexis Pogorelskin, UMD History Department Chair and Director of the Center for Genocide, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies will serve as moderator. A question and answer session will follow. Co-sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and AAF Duluth/Superior (American Advertising Federation).

The event will also launch the Fall 2008 AAF Duluth/Superior scholarship competition where area advertising and marketing students are invited to to create an awareness campaign about homelessness. Six scholarships are awarded from $100 to $1200.

Event info: Alexis Pogorelskin,, 218 726-7548,

Heading Home Minnesota:

AAF Duluth/Superior Scholarship: OR

UMD Office of Civic Engagement:

Wilder 2007 Overview of Homelessness in Minnesota:[tt_news]=1963
Wilder homelessness research



Ellen Shelton, Wilder Foundation Steve O'Neil, St. Louis County Commissioner Alexis Pogorelskin, UMD History Department Chair and CGHHRS Director Daniel Williams, Lutheran Social Services

UMD home page editor, Cheryl Reitan,
NEW RELEASES, UMD media contact, Susan Latto,, 218-726-8830


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