I'm going to be in the Washington DC area in March--and would be available to do a personal screening for the First Family and/or others. And I'll be at a conference next week where HUD Secretary Donovan and ICH Director Poppe are on the schedule.
Homelessness, especially as experienced by millions of families and teens in America, is largely invisible and quite misunderstood. Maybe that's why our leaders don't make it a priority.
A new documentary, "on the edge," shines a light on this issue, focusing on 7 women who share their experiences of life without a home. It's a powerful film, one that could change the way this country views homelessness. HEAR US Inc., the national nonprofit behind the film, teamed up with award-winning documentary maker Dr. Laura Vazquez of Northern Illinois University to film and produce the film to raise awareness, and hopefully spur action.
They confidently know on the edge will resonate and inspire all types of audiences. Our nation's leaders and policymakers need to spend 60 minutes watching on the edge. It's an important first step to prioritizing our nation's approach to ending homelessness--understanding the perspective of families and teens.
This simple action urges them to sit down and listen to the experts on family and youth homelessness-those who have experienced it. It will profoundly change the way they (and you!) perceive this tragic issue. (Watch the 4-minute trailer)