We’re Screening a Movie at our DC Conference

written by naehblog
April 4, 2013

This is turning out to be quite a busy week at the Alliance. We’re currently preparing for the release of our State of Homelessness 2013 report this Tuesday, April 9, which will involve a press conference that morning and webinar that afternoon for advocates and stakeholders. You should register, if you’d like to hear about the data in the report as well as ways to act on the information through media engagement and advocacy efforts.

But we’re also putting together our next National Conference on Ending Homelessness. It’s happening on Monday July 22 through Wednesday July 24 at The Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in Washington, DC. Already, we’re at work on roughly 80 workshops covering veteran homelessness, youth homelessness, chronic homelessness, homelessness advocacy, Continuums of Care, rapid re-housing, and more.

This February, we had to close registration early for our Family and Youth conference because so many people registered for it so quickly, and we had to set up a wait-list for those who weren’t able to register in time. Obviously, we’re pleased with the huge response, and we want everyone who wants to attend to be able to, but we can only accommodate so many people.

This Tuesday we opened registration for the next conference, and we’re encouraging people to register early. Hopefully, we won’t have to close registration early this time, but if we do, you can make sure you are able to attend by registering early (and you’ll save money on the registration fee). Be sure to check back for conference updates on our website, blog, and newsletter as the date of the conference nears.

One last thing. At this year’s national conference, we’re also going to be screening a movie.  It’s called “The Invisible War,” and it’s a documentary about sexual assault in the military. Recently I caught a screening and I have to say it’s more than a little devastating, but it’s extremely important. Everyone should see it. If you’re interested in learning more about the film, I’ve embedded the trailer below. Check it out and tell your friends about it.

Now, I have to get back to work. So many things to do...