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K-State Today

March 27, 2015



Author, filmmaker to guide discussion of local homelessness experts

By Lynda Bachelor

The founder and president of HEAR US Inc., Diane Nilan, will be the moderator for a panel discussion of local experts on homelessness directly after the Community Cinema film "The Homestretch" at 6 p.m. Monday, March 30, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. Nilan is an author, filmmaker and activist who has produced "Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness," "My Own Four Walls" and "On the Edge: Family Homelessness."

The panelists from the university and the community will be Emily Wagner, director of the Manhattan Emergency Shelter Inc.; Cheryl McCormick, the McKinney-Ventor/Families in Transition service coordinator for USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden School District; Scott Jones, associate dean in the Office of Student Life at Kansas State University; and Pastor Patrick McLaughlin from the First United Methodist Church and co-founder of Manhattan's Everybody Counts activities. 

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