178: What You Need to Know about Gun Violence Against Unhoused People

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This March, one man was accused of shooting five unhoused men in Washington DC and New York city over the course of a month. While the suspect in that case is now in custody, the national attention from the case led many – us included – to ask a question: “how does gun violence specifically impact unhoused people?” The answer: "in many varied, and terrible, ways."

To discuss how gun violence may lead to individuals being unhoused, how people experiencing homelessness are further victimized by gun violence, and what you can do to help, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by: Mr. Donald Whitehead, Executive Director of National Coalition for the Homeless; Dr. Hsun-Ta Hsu, Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Missouri ; and advocate Isabella D'Alacio, who is a member of both Brady’s Team Enough Executive Council and serves as the federal policy associate at March For Our Lives.

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