Homelessness is a reality in most communities, but few of those without a home have a chance to share their stories. Award-winning journalist Denise Davy gives a voice to this enduring issue in the form of Margaret Jacobson, a woman who lived much of her life without a home, the Kingston Frontenac Library stated in a media release.
Davy will give a presentation on her book Her Name was Margaret, where she documents Margaret’s journey through the psychiatric care system, and the failure of the province’s social supports to improve her quality of life. Through Margaret’s life story on the streets of Hamilton, attendees will learn about the contributing factors and systemic failures that lead to homelessness in Canada, KFPL said.
“Empathy comes from understanding, and understanding comes from learning about others’ experiences,“ said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “Learning Margaret’s story through Denise’s book discussion is a good entry point to a complex issue.”
The talk will take place online from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2022. Register for the presentation at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6113512
Interested in learning more about this topic? Check out Let’s Talk About Homelessness, hosted by KFPL and United Way on Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6250549