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College of Arts and Sciences
Master Of Public Administration


Addressing West Coast Homelessness: Conversation with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will discuss strategies and goals for addressing individual and family homelessness. Topics will include the delivery and effectiveness of services, outreach methods used in California and Washington state, challenges in funding, and the innovative approaches Seattle and San Francisco are implementing to make homelessness rare, brief and one time only. Seattle University Master of Public Administration Director Larry Hubbell and Multi-Media Journalist Joni Balter will interview the Mayors.

When: Wednesday, January 11th

A reception will be held in the Pigott Atrium from 6:00pm to 6:20pm.

The "Conversation" with the Mayors will start at 6:20pm in the Pigott Auditorium and end at 7:40pm.

Sponsored by Seattle University Institute of Public Service and the Project on Family Homelessness.

This event is FREE and open to the public.


Kindly note that your RSVP is not a ticket for entry into the event. It will be open seating and we recommend that attendees arrive early to find a seat. 




Seattle University is partnering with The Seattle Public Library to examine family and youth homelessness in Seattle through the project  “Streetwise Revisited: A 30-Year Journey.”

Find out more about the film screenings, photo exhibit, history talks and more at the Library’s website. All events are FREE and open to the public. Photo by Mary Ellen Mark.





MPA Professor and Director, Larry Hubbell and multi-media journalist and lecturer, Joni Balter interviewed Seattle Mayor Ed Murrary at Seattle University on 11/18.