Faces of Homelessness Speakers'
"Faces of Homelessness" Panel standard presentation format
includes: a multi-media slide show or video
with music about homelessness in America, a moderator to present the
facts about homelessness, and up
to three panelists who are or have been homeless. Afterwards, the panelists
will offer ways for people to get involved,
from volunteering at shelters to influencing legislation. Finally, the
moderator will conduct a question and answer session. Each presentation
can last anywhere from an hour to two hours. While we do follow a standard
format, we are very flexible to fit the needs of the group.
The panel has a very powerful impact on all participants.
It allows people to personalize homelessness, dispel stereotypes, and
inspire hope by presenting the first-hand experiences of the panelists,
and allowing the general public to interact with these "experts"
through question and answer periods, and one-to-one discussions after
the presentations. It also works to inspire student and community involvement
and activism through volunteerism and grassroots
advocacy. The panelists and moderator will discuss the importance
and impact of volunteer efforts, and act as a resource for people interested
in getting involved. Finally, it serves as an empowerment tool for those
people who are or have been homeless to realize their potential to have
an impact and inspire others through their personal stories and advocacy.
By linking the individual lives and stories with broader systemic and
structural factors, we are then able to more clearly see the need for
need your help because we want to reach as many people as possible.
If you are interested in setting up a presentation, heres how
you can do it:
1. We have traveled throughout the country giving presentations are
very experienced with it. So, we are very willing to come to your
school, church, synagogue, conference, or community event to give
this unique and powerful presentation. This will be the easiest
in terms of effectiveness of presentation, time, and effort involved
for whoever is organizing it. We request $40 honorariums for each of the speakers, as well a program fee of 50% of the total honoria. Also,
if we will be staying overnight, we ask that lodging be covered
as well. We will recruit local speakers and highlight the needs
and situation of your specific area.
2. If your group is coming to Washington, DC, it is very easy to
set up a presentation about homelessness. We work closely with many
groups that bring students to DC for service trips, leadership seminars,
and educational projects. Look beyond the monuments and learn a
little more about a different part of our nations capital.
Let us know how we can help fit into your program.
3. Honorariums-local gigs (DC, VA, MD) are $40 requested honorarium,
out of state requested honorarium of $100, but you can provide a higher honorarium for our speakers.
If you would rather try to set up a panel yourself, we can also
help you do that. You can be very flexible in how you structure
the presentation. It could be something just as simple as showing
the "Faces of Homelessness
" slide show, which is now on video
. But, we would hope that you
would want to include people who have experienced homelessness in
your presentation. Read more...
Read some of the comments
that people have had about the "Faces of Homelessness" panels
over the last few years.
Please let us know how we can help you educate and empower
others. Please contact the Speakers' Bureau Coordinator at 202.462.4822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions, comments, or requests for information.
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