“Homelessness in Indianapolis: Whose problem is it?” is the subject of the next First Wednesday event, presented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, at noon to 12:50 p.m., March 5, at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis (directions: http://www.indianahistory.org/visit/directions.html).
The discussion will feature panelists Eric Howard, who in 1996 founded Outreach Inc. to serve homeless and at-risk youth in Indianapolis; Charles Haenlein, president and chief executive officer of the Indiana Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation; and Carter Wolf, executive director of Horizon House, a day center that provides support services to Indianapolis’ homeless population. Indianapolis Star columnist Matthew Tully will moderate the panel.
The April 2 First Wednesday event will address “Buses, trains, and monorails: Can mass transit make it in Indianapolis?” The panel for the May 7 and final First Wednesday of the series will discuss “Children’s rights: Are our children at the mercy of the state…or their parents?” Panelists have yet to be determined for the April and May events.
For more information, visit www.aclu-in.org or call (317) 635-4059, ext. 230. Free parking is available at the IHS for the event; audience members are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot.