Homelessness and Racial Disparities in San Diego
Persons of color are overrepresented among those who are unhoused in San Diego. For example, Black San Diegans represent 6% of our community but 28% of those who are experiencing homelessness. Join us for this talk with Jo Barrett (HEAL), who will discuss recent data related to these trends, the work that local officials and others are doing to change this reality, and her own experiences with housing insecurity. *This event is also part of the Urgent Challenges Collective's Spring 2021 speaker series on homelessness.
This event took place on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
Homelessness During COVID-19
Come to this talk by Dr. Odilka Santiago (Sociology) to learn about the realities of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear more about how New York City has used hotels to house those who are unsheltered and the clearing of "homeless hotspots" during this health crisis. *This event is also part of the Urgent Challenges Collective's Spring 2021 speaker series on homelessness.
This event took place on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
Bridging Homelessness and Community: A conversation on temporary storage in Linda Vista
The Linda Vista Library and the University of San Diego welcome you to join this community forum to learn about the role that temporary storage facilities play in helping unsheltered Linda Vista neighbors connect with social services, pursue employment, and find housing. Panelists from advocacy and service organizations Think Dignity and Community Casa Linda Vista, the Linda Vista Branch Library, and neighbors who’ve been without shelter will share their experiences and facilitate a discussion. This event is co-sponsored by USD's Urgent Challenges Collective and Mulvaney Center.
This event took place on Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Taking the Lead from Local Organizations to Address Housing Insecurity
Housing insecurity affects over 150,000 Californians ("California Homelessness Statistics," n.d.) each day. What are some of the causes that lead to housing insecurity? And how can we follow the lead of local organizations to address it? Join this event, sponsored by the Urgent Challenges Collective Speaker Series and the Center for Educational Excellence Just Read! program, where POOR Magazine and Monarch School, two organizations dedicated to eradicating poverty homelessness, will discuss the problems they see and face in the field and what solutions they are implementing. This event is co-sponsored by the Urgent Challenges Collective.
This event took place on Friday, April 9th, 2021
Addressing Homelessness through Policy Advocacy
There are many ways to get involved with addressing homelessness - volunteering for local organizations, creating programs to serve those experiencing homelessness, etc. Did you know that behind each effort to address homelessness is a policy that helps make these efforts possible? How can you become involved in policy advocacy work to advance solutions to society's most urgent challenges? Join USD's Center for Public Interest Law to learn the often unseen work of policy advocacy that organizations and professionals rely on to address homelessness issues in California. This event is co-sponsored by the Urgent Challenges Collective and the Center for Public Interest Law.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Zoom
Fighting for Housing: In Conversation with Conor Dougherty
Join us as we welcome Conor Dougherty, author of Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America for a moderated Q&A with Dr. Matt Zwolinski, Professor of Philosophy and Director of USD’s Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy. Conor Dougherty is an economics and housing reporter at The New York Times, based in San Francisco. He is originally from the Bay Area and grew up in San Francisco and Napa. Dougherty took a circuitous route to journalism, majoring in chemistry at U.C. San Diego and teaching high school math in Berkeley before getting a job as a researcher at the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2000. He made his way up to reporter and worked for the San Diego Union-Tribune and The Wall Street Journal before joining The Times in 2014. This event is co-sponsored by the Urgent Challenges Collective.
This event took place on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
The Catholic Worker Movement Then and Now: A Call to Action
In the midst of the Great Depression, Dorothy Day co-founded the Catholic Worker, a movement of people inspired by the teachings of Jesus to address poverty, war, religious and racial injustice, and more. Join us for a conversation with local members of the San Diego Catholic Worker to discuss the life and legacy of Dorothy Day, the work of the CW movement historically and today, and Catholic responses to homelessness in our city. This event is part of Homelessness and Food Insecurity Action Week 2020 and is co-sponsored by the Urgent Challenges Collective and the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture.
Attendees are encouraged to watch Dorothy Day: Don't Call Me a Saint (2007) prior to this event. View the film for free using your USD One credentials at this link: https://video.sandiego.edu/Watch/Gt6q9B8T
This event took place on Thursday, September 24th, 2020
Using Economics to Untangle the Housing Paradox with Sanford Ikeda
Why is the price of housing so high in San Diego, New York City, and London but not in central Tokyo? How have housing policies intended to help low-income families actually made things worse for them? What are some of ways land-use regulations have contributed to homelessness and insecurity? In this talk, Professor Sanford Ikeda of Purchase College will explain how economics can help us to better understand these problems and find effective solutions to them. Moderated by Matt Zwolinski, Director of USD's Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy.
This event took place on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
Housing Changes for 2020-Affordable, Inclusionary, and Accessory with Gary Geiler
Join Gary Geiler, Deputy Director for San Diego’s Development Services Department, for a discussion of housing through the lens of affordable, inclusionary, and accessory development. Moderated by Daniel Lopez-Perez, Associate Professor of Architecture at the Univerity of San Diego.
This event took place on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Youth, Homelessness, and Health
More than 1,500 teens and young adults in San Diego who are homeless. What is it like to be young and homeless or housing insecure? What is the impact on health? What is available to help these youth? Join us for a conversation with three panelists about homelessness of teens and young adults and the health consequences. Co-Sponsored by the School of Nursing, Urgent Challenges Collective, and the Mulvaney Center.
This event took place on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020