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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Dec 3, 2018

Richard Rothstein describes how—contrary to national myth—neighborhood segregation was created by government policies. He and host Jeff Olivet discuss how this has led to wealth, achievement, and health disparities experienced by African Americans.

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Jan 22, 2018

Host Jeff Olivet talks with Marc Dones, project director of SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities.

Marc and Jeff share what they are learning from qualitative and quantitative data collected in communities working to end racial inequities in housing and homelessness. They also discuss program and...


Apr 12, 2016

In continuation of their earlier conversation, Marc Dones and Jeff Olivet sift through potential solutions for addressing racism and homelessness.


Apr 4, 2016

In this open dialog between Jeff Olivet and Marc Dones, they tackle the complexities and paradoxes of race as it relates to homelessness.


Mar 28, 2016

During his trip to the Housing First Partners Conference in Los Angeles, Jeff tackles philanthropy as a driving change around racism and homelessness with a group of experts from across the country: Amanda Andere, David Wertheimer, and Marc Dones.