Henry Radcliffe joins us to discuss tonight's Community Cinema event, a screening of The Revolutionary Optimists. The film looks at an effort to alleviate poverty in Kolkata slums through dance and art.
The Afternoon Magazine
Last Friday, students at the University of Illinois slept outside to raise awareness about homelessness. It was a fun event that contrasts with a grim reality. Champaign-Urbana has one of the state's largest rates of homelessness, and last week was marked by bitter low temperatures. An interview with Melany Jackson, a homelessness advocate who says we don't have enough shelter space. Also, Kerri Spear, who runs the homeless count for Champaign-Urbana. She outlines some the challenges of finding all of the homeless in town - an initiative that could help us provide better services for those living outside.
With William J. Dean, J.D. (Executive Director, Volunteers of Legal Service, New York)
With Nancy Soward (Director for the Women's Independent Scholarship Program, The Sunshine Lady Foundation, Inc., Wilmington, North Carolina)
With Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh (Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies and Director of Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University)
With Helene Stapinski (Journalist)