In Your Backyard: A forum on lived experiences

During Affordable Housing Month, we partnered with Silicon Valley At Home and Second Street Voices for a live discussion with writers from our In Your Backyard column, which features current and formerly homeless individuals who share their stories about living — and surviving — on the streets of Silicon Valley.

Panelists are columnists from San José Spotlight’s “In Your Backyard,” a monthly column that elevates the voices of those with lived experience.

– Kristine Gardner Ramsey
– Jerome Shaw
– Anthony King

Thanks to our sponsor Destination: Home, Abode Services and Housing Authority Santa Clara County.


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