Join us for a
Benefit for the Coalition on Homelessness
Gentrification, displacement, and the Bay Area housing crisis are the focus of short films and a panel of powerful speakers who will inform and inspire!
Following our program of short films, the Coalition on Homelessness’ Homeless Speakers Bureau will discuss the present day housing challenges facing San Francisco.
Jacquelynn Evans is a Peer Organizer at the Coalition on Homelessness. A San Francisco native, she experienced both the foster care system, the criminal justice system, and the shelter system. As a young adult, Evans worked a variety of jobs, sometimes providing in-home care, as well as canvassing for different organizations. While working constantly to earn a steady income, Evans struggled to find a stable living situation. Through it all, she remained doggedly persistent in her pursuit of better opportunities. Today Evans is the mother of two children, 21 months and thirteen years old. As a peer organizer, she is able to draw from her experiences living on the streets and in shelters to help members of the city’s ever growing homeless population regain stable housing. Her own experiences give her compassion and a deep knowledge of homelessness that those who have not experienced homelessness lack. While Evans is new to the job, she has jumped right into it, advocating for and with homeless families, attending policy meetings with City officials, and organizing rallies and direct actions. Evans uses the skills she developed during her years of homelessness, to be of service to others, which she feels is her ultimate calling.
(Not) In My Backyard: Documents Of Bay Area Displacement, Eviction, And Homelessness: Upcoming Showtimes
|August 12||1:30 PM||Big Roxie|