Brian Carome is Chief Executive Officer of Street Sense Media. Street Sense produces journalism, film, theater, photography, audio, illustration, and more, all for the purpose of providing economic opportunity for and elevating the voices of people experiencing homelessness.
The mission of Street Sense is to end homelessness in the Washington, D.C. area by empowering people in need with the skills, tools, and confidence to succeed, using a range of media platforms to raise awareness and spotlight solutions to homelessness.
Brian joined the staff of Street Sense in November 2011. He has over 20 years of experience at non-profit homeless service and child welfare agencies in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
In this conversation, we discuss:
Brian’s background and how he got involved with homelessness issues;
What is Street Sense Media for those who have never heard of it;
How the pandemic has impacted the vendors and the organization;
What it means to criminalize homelessness;
President Biden’s efforts to fund more housing initiatives through Housing and Urban Development led by Secretary Marcia Fudge;
What are the most important considerations for people who are passing a homeless person in need; and
How can people support Street Sense Media at www.StreetSenseMedia.org.
On a side note, one of my first videos over a decade ago during OccupyDC at Freedom Plaza was with Street Sense Vendor L Morrow reading a poem he wrote and published in Street Sense.
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