It can be challenging to discuss certain topics, either because we feel uncomfortable, we feel we lack the knowledge, or because there is an attached social or perceived stigma. One way of overcoming this is to just start talking. Ask questions, do research and seek out organizations and professionals who can help provide answers, clarity and understanding. There are so many resources out there, offering guidance when dealing with the challenging issues that are directly impacting our communities.
To get the conversation started, the library will be hosting a series of Let’s Talk programs. The goal is to have a comfortable place where our community can learn about and openly discuss these tough topics together. These programs are presented and facilitated by trained community partners who have a goal of helping people. With more knowledge, we can end stigma and become a stronger source of support and welcoming for those around us.
On Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m., join us for Homelessness in Chandler. Riann Balch, from Chandler’s Neighborhood Resources Division, will talk about factors that lead to homelessness, common myths and misconceptions as well as valuable local resources. She will also discuss Chandler’s Change Up campaign and how it’s already positively affecting lives here in Chandler. Registration is not required.
Other upcoming Let’s Talk programs include: