Exclusive Film Screening and Panel Discussion
“The problem feels so big. Can we really end homelessness?”
We know the Albuquerque community is presently asking this question. On April 23, 2020 at the KiMo Theatre, HopeWorks and Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless invite you to a different kind of discussion, 11 years in the making.
Together, we will host an exclusive screening of “The Invisible Class,” a documentary film that tells the story of homelessness across America. A panel discussion with key experts, including the film’s director, will follow. This film is only being screened in select cities across the country.
THE FILM: Mass homelessness in The United States didn’t always exist, so how did we get to where we are today? The Invisible Class tells the story of homelessness all across America, its criminalization, and the devastating impacts of the loss of affordable housing.
HopeWorks intends to conduct focus groups in late 2020/early 2021 as a means of gauging the public’s knowledge of and interest in our programs and services. Conversations resulting from these focus groups will help guide us into completing a more robust marketing and content strategy, in order to expand HopeWorks’ awareness and visibility.
If you are interested, please email Annam Manthiram, Development Director, at email@example.com, she will contact you once we have determined dates for these focus groups. Thank you for your interest.
AHCH and HopeWorks are two organizations who have co-labored side by side for more than 35 years to meet the basic human and healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness. It is in the spirit of collaboration – and a sense of urgency on behalf of the many we serve on a daily basis – that we jointly bring this exclusive screening of the documentary film “The Invisible Class” to the KiMo Theater in Albuquerque. The film’s director painstakingly worked on this film for 11 years, and has produced a work that may well reframe our discussion of – and more importantly, response to – homelessness all over the country. Diving deep into the systemic causes and solutions, and juxtaposing testimonials from across the country, the Invisible Class needs to be seen by everyone in our community.
We cordially invite you to join us on the evening of April 23 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm. Immediately following the film, a one hour panel discussion will be moderated and will include key stakeholders locally and nationally, including the director of the film. Thank you, in advance, for not missing this unique opportunity.
Jenny Metzler, CEO Greg Morris, Executive Director
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. HopeWorks