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ENRICH-0424 – Soc Sci: Understanding the Disadvantaged (ENRICH-0424_DISA)

The Real People Behind the Cardboard Signs: Understanding the Disadvantaged

In their world, some days start by choosing a busy exit ramp—a place to hold a tattered cardboard sign with black ink that spells need in so many ways. It’s a sight all too familiar and all too real for far too many in Denver and beyond. But what is the reality of basic unmet needs? How, exactly, is this occurring here? And what can be done? Join David Henninger, who’s spent five decades helping the needy, as he gives a human face to the sign holders, to those sleeping on park benches, to those formerly incarcerated, to those fighting behavioral health issues, and to those who just couldn’t shake bad luck. Henninger travels full circle around this world for an up-close view of the social, political and economic elements at work in the lives of the less fortunate. Hear guest speakers share their first-hand experiences with homelessness and incarceration, plus another presenter who reveals insights she gained from working with hundreds affected by both. Understand the institutions involved: the justice system and nonprofits along with third-sector organizations’ potential roles. Study the resources, interventions and policies being employed today. Then generate and consider ideas that can be transformed into policy and action to move them closer to a better world. The only prerequisite? An open mind.

Four Zoom sessions
Wed. Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

David Henninger, founder and former executive director of Bayaud Enterprises, Inc., an organization that promotes employment, has served on the boards of more than 25 nonprofits. He’s taught at Regis University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s in Rehabilitation Administration.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 19Waitlist Places Left: 5Fee: $140


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Wednesday4th November 202018th November 202006:30PM - 08:30PMN/ADavid Henninger
Wednesday2nd December 20202nd December 202006:30PM - 08:30PMN/ADavid Henninger