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Finding Home: Transforming Lives
July 30, 2019
Join us for “Trust the Whisper,” a talk by
Kathy Izard, author of The Hundred Story Home
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
First Parish Church, UCC
217 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine
Kathy Izard was an award-winning graphic designer for twenty years in Charlotte before launching the pilot program Homeless to Homes for the interfaith Urban Ministry Center in 2007. She led the city-wide effort to build Moore Place, Charlotte’s first permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless men and women. After Moore Place opened in 2012, Kathy worked on numerous civic projects most recently leading the development campaign for HopeWay, Charlotte’s first nonprofit residential mental health treatment center which opened in 2016. She wrote about these efforts in her memoir The Hundred Story Home which received the 2017 Christopher Award. In 2019, she released A Good Night for Mr. Coleman, a children’s book written to encourage kids to dream big and Do Good. Kathy is the recipient of the Bank of America Neighborhood Hero Award, the NC Housing Volunteer of the Year Award and recognized as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Guest Lecturer. Her work and her books have been featured on NPR as well as the Today Show inspiring people to be changemakers in their communities.
Related events will be held, including:
Public Book Discussions
Wednesday, September 18th, 4:00-5:30 pm @ Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program – led by Karen Parker and Elise Hocking
Wednesday, September 25th, 10:00-11:00 am @ First Parish Church Pilgrim House (9 Cleaveland St. Brunswick) – led by The Rev. Mary Baard
Tuesday, October 8th 2:00 – 3:30 PM, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, led by Andree Appel, former Chair of the Board, Tedford Housing and Cynthia Dechenes, family Physician, MD, Family Care Center, Boothbay Harbor and on Tedford Board
Wednesday, October 9th 6:00 – 7:30 PM, The Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, led by Mary Connolly, Executive Director, The Gathering Place and Jonathan Larssen, Director of Spiritual Wellness at Midcoast-Parkview Health
Tuesday, October 15th 2:00 – 3:30 PM, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, led by Andree Appel, former Chair of the Board, Tedford Housing and Cynthia Dechenes, family Physician, MD, Family Care Center, Boothbay Harbor and on Tedford Board
Watch Kathy Izard’s interview on the Today Show here.
Thanks to the following organizations for their financial support of this series: Mid Coast Parkview Health, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, the Brunswick Area Interfaith Council, The Haney Fund, Bowdoin College, and First Parish Church, UCC, of Brunswick.
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