BREAKING THE CYCLE LUNCHEON

 
November 6, 2015 | 11:30 AM 
Anthony's Steakhouse
7220 F St  | Omaha, NE 68127

 

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Enjoy lunch while listening to our featured speaker, Justin Reed Early, talk about how being homeless as a young teen changed his life. 

 
PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets: $65
 
To purchase a table for eight (8) attendees or to receive information about sponoroships, please contact Ashley Flater, aflater@yesomaha.org

About the Speaker: Justin Reed Early

Justin Reed Early is the author of STREET CHILD: A Memoir and a public speaker who was homeless for much of his adolescent and teenage years. Born in Bellingham, WA, most of his homeless years were spent in Seattle, San Francisco and New York. He was a credited participant in the renowned documentary “Streetwise,” which was nominated for an Academy Award (1984). While dodging serial killers and predators, including a juvenile court judge who oversees his custody, Justin articulates the familial bonds made with other street children while protecting each other in an increasingly dangerous yet invisible world. By telling these authentic stories with oftentimes devastating outcomes, he articulates the stark reality of life on the streets for countless young people. Though many of Justin’s peers from the streets — homeless youth themselves — did not live to tell their stories, he brings them back to life by telling their stories to others. Justin will take the audience on an emotional journey of homelessness, recovery, and ultimate triumph which inspires thousands to stand together to battle social injustices including child abuse and homelessness.

 

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