Baltimore’s Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau challenges the deeply entrenched indifference many community members feel towards homelessness and poverty by engaging them in dialogues led by the true experts, those who have experienced it firsthand.
5:00pm - Musicwill be played by Dean Jestes as people arrive to the Inner Harbor
5:30pm – Opening: audience members will be asked to light candles representing each person who died
Prayer by Rev Jennifer Knighton of Grace United Church of Christ
Welcome message from Dan Rodericks Proclamation: to be read by a member of the mayor’s office
Musical interlude – Earl’s Place A Cappella group
Message: Rita Williams
Memorial Litany: Each person who died this year while experiencing homelessness or whose life was significantly impacted by chronic homelessness will have their name read by members of the advocacy group, Paul’s place volunteers and members of the planning committee or community whom wish to participate. The response from the audience will be “We Will Remember”. Available short stories will be read at this time as well. Commendation: Rev. Mayo-Brooks