Community members are invited to attend Everyone In: Stories from the Frontline, a storytelling event scheduled to be held at the Museum of Latin American Art Tuesday evening and meant to share stories about homelessness—and overcoming it.
The event is the third event in a series continuing across Los Angeles County and organized by the nonprofit United Way of Greater Los Angeles, which works to end homelessness and poverty.
“[It] is a series of events and efforts designed to educate residents in Los Angeles about the importance of Support Services and Housing as a critical part of the solution to address the homeless crisis,” according to a release.
Councilman Rex Richardson, who represents the 9th District where he recently announced the city’s first permanent shelter will be located, will be one of seven speakers.
Attendees will learn about local advocacy efforts, how to advocate for supportive and affordable housing developments in the area and hear about volunteer opportunities through Beacon House, LINC and Long Beach Forward, which provide physical and mental health services and transition services for those needing housing.
Angela Sanchez, author of the children’s book “Scruffy and the Egg”, will also be in attendance. The book was inspired by stories Sanchez and her dad used to tell each other when they were experiencing homelessness. Organizers said 100 books will be given as door prizes at the event.
The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the MOLAA, 628 Alamitos Ave. Parking, food and childcare will be provided at no cost.