Bringing America Home

All Events free and open to the public

COMMUNITY VOICES IN ACTION In partnership with: The Next Step, The Attic Books and Coffee, and National Coalition for the Homeless.

Schedule for "Bringing America Home" Conference

Wednesday,   April 2, 2008
The Holiday Inn City Centre, 200 Main St. Green Bay
The speakers from the National Coalition will present in the morning on the proposed federal initiatives and civil rights bill, "Bringing America Home".

1:30pm to 2:15pm informal presentations and discussions:
After lunch, we ask resource people at the various topic tables to say their name, organization name and type of resources available. Topic Tables are Housing, Health Care, Women, Social Services, Veterans, Non-Profit Services, and Civil Rights.

2:15 to 3:30pm Table reports and open discussion:

then wrap up/next steps and evaluations until 4:00pm.

Thursday, April 3, 2008
9:00am - 2:30pm "Take a Walk in the Shoes of the Homeless" Spend a day in the life of a homeless citizen from St. John the Evangelist Church Homeless Shelter and go to various agencies.
A guide will take you through what a typical day is like for a homeless citizen in Green Bay with people welcome to walk as long or short as they can
Start at St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter 411 St. John St, Green Bay, WI 54301

Participants of the conference and walk are invited to relax and share experiences at a folk concert at The Attic Bookstore and Coffee Shop ( 730 Bodart St, Green Bay, WI 54301 ) from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

Community Voices in Action is a community based organization that seeks to educate and empower homeless citizens in Green Bay and Brown County. CVIA began in 2005 and has successfully put on various conferences and other projects to advance its mission. We continue to look to partner with various organizations to find innovative and effective ways to better the lives of Green Bay’s most vulnerable citizens.

Join us as we explore the rights of Homeless Citizens in Green Bay.

As we look to spread the word about rights of homeless citizens in Green Bay, we invite you to join us at the week’s events as we learn about the services that our community has to offer, what a typical day in the shoes of a homeless person might be, and a conference with our special guest, Michael Stoops from National Coalition for the Homeless.

Conference on services available for the homeless, civil rights for the homeless and human rights for the homeless.
National speakers, free events.

As homelessness continues to be issue in Green Bay, we are constantly looking to increase awareness and knowledge of homelessness in our community. We are looking to educate people about the issues our homeless population encounters, what services are offered in Green Bay for help, and what rights homeless citizens have.