Tim Harris, Founding Director of Seattle's Real Change News and Homeless Empowerment Project
Friday, May 24, 2013
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (PT)
The Current Events Forum is hosting a presentation by Tim Harris, Founding Director of Seattle's Real Change News and Homeless Empowerment Project at 3:30 on 24 May, with a question/answer session to follow the main talk. Mr. Harris has been active as a poor people’s organizer for more than two decades. Prior to moving to Seattle in 1994, he founded the Spare Change homeless newspaper in Boston in 1992 while working as Executive Director of Boston Jobs with Peace. Harris founded his first alternative newspaper, critical times, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he graduated in 1987 with a BA in Social Thought and Political Economy. Harris has led numerous organizing drives on issues of homelessness and poverty, including a recent campaign to defeat proposed aggressive panhandling legislation that garnered Real Change the Seattle Human Rights Award for 2010. He is a co-founder of the North American Street Newspaper Association and a recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists prestigious Susan Hutchinson Bosch Award for outstanding courage and integrity in journalism. This event will benefit students, faculty, and staff coming from a number of disciplines, as well as Bellingham residents looking at ways to work for the betterment of our communities.