METROFOCUS: March 24, 2022

MetroFocus | March 24, 2022

CTD: SHAMS DaBARON: THE HOMELESS HOMELESSNESS ACTIVIST WORKING WITH THE CITY TO FIX ITS SHELTERS

Despite the stigma, homeless people are often victims of crimes themselves and many live in fear everyday. Homeless activist Shams DaBaron is all too familiar with the struggles experienced by this group of New Yorkers because he is homeless himself. Tonight as part of our Chasing The Dream initiative, he shares his firsthand account of life on the streets and discusses the work he is doing directly with city officials to fix the shelter system.

 

Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.