The Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness is inviting community members to a community conversation at the Springfield Art Museum on Thursday night.
The event, from 5 to 6 p.m., will focus on discussing and dispelling myths connected to homelessness.
“Far too often we see opinion quoted as fact and, once an idea takes hold, it can spread like wildfire, regardless of validity,” Community Partnership of the Ozark’s Director of Homeless Services Adam Bodendieck said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to dispel some of the common myths we hear every day with the help of an expert panel and some good, solid data.”
Bodendieck will be moderating the discussion, which will include Pastor Christie Love from the Connecting Grounds Church, Kelly Haggard-Komodi with Burrell Behavioral Health, Elisa Coonrod from MSU Care, and Lynn Schirk with Springfield Public Schools.
Following the panel, those attending the event can hear a talk by photographer Randy Bacon about his exhibit, “The Road I Call Home.”