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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Homelessness

in

Rock County


 

Speakers:

  • Marc Perry of Community Action
    • The debate over a proposed Janesville ordinance change to allow homeless overnight parking at Palmer Park has drawn attention to the ongoing problem of homelessness in Janesville and cities throughout the state. We are are excited to have Marc Perry speak on how to help the homeless and the wider community
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    • Marc Perry is Director of Planning and Development for Community Action Inc., of Rock and Walworth Counties where he oversees the agency’s adult preparation programs, Merrill Community Center and fund development initiatives.
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    • Marc Perry has more than 20 years’ experience working with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds, and is well-known as an advocate for the homeless population in Rock County. He currently serves as the Director of Planning and Development for Community Action Inc., of Rock and Walworth Counties where he oversees the agency’s adult preparation programs, Merrill Community Center and fund development initiatives. Marc also conducts cultural equity training for a variety of organizations. In 2018, he planned to train 1,000 local professionals on workplace diversity and inclusion. He tripled that, training more than 3,000 people--including every single Rock County government employee! You might also have seen his face on billboards around town as he served as a campaign champion for the most recent United Way Blackhawk Region campaign.
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    • From Janesville Gazzette; “Other Views: Facing the reality of homelessness”
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    • Marc Percy on local radio station WCLO

 


Forum Schedule:

6 PM-6:30 PM doors open with cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:30 PM-7:45 PM, Speaker presentation

 

Location:

*Community Room
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.

 

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This mural is located in Beloit, near 500 Pleasent St., on the side of the old Ironworks building facing the Rock River.
It is a great tribute to the laborers of the 20th century.

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