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t3: Changing the Conversation

Critical and timely topics related to homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Jeff Olivet--activist, writer and CEO of the Center for Social Innovation--interviews health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services. For more information visit thinkt3.com.
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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 policy reforms needed to reduce the disproportionate number of people of color experiencing homelessness in the U.S.

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Resources Mentioned During this Episode

SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities

The Future is in the Margins by Ann Meyer & David Rose

Poverty Data from the U.S. Census Bureau

Point in Time Data from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

From Exclusion to Destitution: Race, Affordable Housing and Homelessness by George Carter

Housing Wage Calculator by the National Low Income Housing Coalition

Living Wage Calculator by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Out of Reach by the National Low Income Housing Coalition 

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May 8, 2017

High school juniors Ali Chalmers and Carrie Sweeney join host Jeff Olivet to introduce Change the World Club, where a reciprocal relationship is taking place. This new Natick High School club is raising funds for Gambian girls' education through Starfish International located in the Gambia, West Africa. Girls in the Gambia and girls in Natick, MA exchange videos, singing, and illustrated letters, while inspiring each other's self confidence, goals, passion, and dreams.  View a sampling of videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpQ9Kw9QHzcKvGYdK-U9Y74vR7v98nwal.  Visit Change The World's fundraising sites at https://www.jangayakarr.org and https://goo.gl/8ovd1U, and starfishinternational.org to learn more.

 

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Dec 19, 2016

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with Jeffrey Thielman, President and CEO of the International Institute of New England, which serves 2,000 refugees and immigrants a year, to discuss the process of gaining refugee status, the range of IINE's resettlement services, how they support trauma survivors, affordable housing for refugees and immigrants, demand for employees, and stories of inspiration.

Jun 22, 2016

Molly Richard and Allison Rich from the Center of Social Innovation share their experience as activists in the LGBTQ community and discuss what people outside the queer community, as well as White LGBTQ people, can do to be better allies to queer people of color in the wake of the Orlando tragedy.

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