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Josiah Haken + Laura Ravo: Neighbors with No Doors

Jul 29 | Fri |
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Join us for an in-person event with CEO with City Relief Josiah Haken for conversation about his new book Neighbors with No Doors: The Truth about Homelessness, and How You Can Make a Difference. Josiah will discuss how we can break down the stigma of homelessness and become a better neighbor along the way. Joining Josiah in conversation is the Chief Operating Officer at the Strand Book Store, Laura Ravo. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.

This event is FREE to attend.


In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated and masked audience. All patrons over the age of five will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card, Excelsior Pass or its equivalent. We will be checking to ensure compliance with the 14 day waiting period post-vaccination.

Registration will be required online. No tickets for entry will be sold at the door. -------------------------------------------------------------------- The next time someone asks you for money on the street, Josiah Haken wants you to know what you’re doing. He wants you to break through the stereotypes and excuses — the politics and propaganda — the anxiety and questions. He wants you to engage the human being in front of you with confidence, compassion, and a plan. Neighbors with No Doors is your guide to getting there. With over a decade of experience in homeless outreach, Haken contradicts popular falsehoods about the unhoused community and offers helpful, pragmatic steps to becoming a friend and an advocate. Along the way, he tells disarming and profound stories from his time working on the street. At one point, his friend’s young daughter learns for the first time that many folks refuse to speak with unhoused people. She asks a challenging question: “Don’t people know they’re people too?” This book is grounded in that simple, straight-forward sense of humanity, and it illuminates a clear path for all of us to become better neighbors.

Venue: Strand Book Store

828 Broadway 3rd Floor, Rare Book Room Map