Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

DeKalb Public Library & Hope Haven - DeKalb, IL

 

The DeKalb Public Library is happy to partner with Hope Haven, a local homeless service provider to bring @home to the Egyptian Theater. The film will be followed by a community discussion about homelessness with Hope Haven's Executive Director Lesly Hicks, Diane Nylon and a State Representative.

Before the screening, there will be service providers in the lobby of the Egyptian Theatre. Come early to meet and learn more about the local food pantry Feed'em Soup, the DeKalb Community Garden, the Board of Health program "Live Healthy DeKalb County" and the DeKalb Public Library which serves as the city's warming and cooling shelter.

 

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Thomas Ford Memorial Library - Western Springs, IL

What is everyday life like for our homeless neighbors? Join us for a screening and discussion of a brave new documentary, @home, that explores the realities of being homeless and at-risk across the country. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., with discussion to follow. Hosted by the Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs (www.fordlibrary.org) as part of ReDiscover 2015: Celebrating Home (www.re-discover.org).

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Dec
17
9:00 PM21:00

WTTW-11 Broadcast Premiere

WTTW - 11 will air the broadcast premiere of @home alongside a social media campaign to raise awareness about homelessness during the holidays.

The WTTW-11 public television premiere and social media campaign during the 2014 holiday season will provide a much-needed jumping off-point for Chicagoans to discuss ways to help the homeless in their communities, including volunteering, advocacy, and fundraising for individuals and organizations in need. Participants and viewers will be encouraged to take action via the film’s website (www.athomedocumentary.org). Ways to get involved will include donating to a homeless individual via Benevolent (www.benevolent.net), joining the online conversation, and finding local volunteer opportunities.

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Unity in Chicago - Chicago, IL
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Unity in Chicago - Chicago, IL

  • 1925 W Thome Ave Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)
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WHO: Goldie's Place, The National Coalition for the Homeless, Kindling Group, activist Mark Horvath, Director Susanne Suffredin, and Unity in Chicago.

WHAT: As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, most people take time to consider what they’re thankful for and donate some of their time, attention and resources to those less fortunate. In the spirit of thankfulness and giving, this year the National Coalition for the Homeless and Goldie’s Place are setting aside the week prior to Thanksgiving, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, to educating our community, and more importantly providing opportunities to effect change.

As a part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Goldie’s Place will host an online charitable auction “The Ticket that Gives” slated to launch November 15th as a kick-off celebration to this very important campaign. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a national endeavor to promote education, action, and awareness about hunger and homelessness.

The campaign will culminate with an exclusive cocktail reception and VIP screening of the highly-acclaimed documentary “@home” featuring noted activist Mark Horvath. This documentary will be at the center of a national campaign to raise awareness of homelessness, generate support from community advocates and service organizations, and change policy for people who are homeless.

The event will commence with a cocktail reception, VIP screening and conclude with a Q&A session with Director Susanne Suffredin and friends of Goldie’s Place.

SYNOPSIS: @home is a feature length documentary about the invisible communities of people living without permanent housing. The film follows activist Mark Horvath as he talks with people across the country about their experiences of living on the street, in shelters and finding their way back home. Challenging stereotypes, @home asks us all to question how invisible we’ve allowed America’s homeless population to become. While these stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger policy issues of housing and healthcare, and the power of social media to drive real change.

WHEN and WHERE:

November 21: Film Screening and reception at Unity Church in Chicago
Tickets: http://goldiesplace.givezooks.com/events/home-screening

November 15 - 23, 2014 : Online fundraising auction via eBay

ABOUT: Goldie’s Place, for over 17 years, has worked with homeless adults providing dental, employment assistance and supportive services, at no cost. Our comprehensive services impact the lives of more than 1,000 homeless people each year, affording them the opportunity to gain self-sufficiency and self- confidence to aid in rebuilding their future. Since 2008, the agency has provided over $1.6 million dollars in free dental care and, between 2010-2013, secured job placements for close to 500 participants.

CONTACT: UniQue Webster, Development and Communications Manager
Goldie's Place, 5705 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
unique@goldiesplace.org
Office: 773-271-1212 
Fax: 773-271-8922

 www.goldiesplace.org

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The Renaissance Collaborative - Chicago, IL
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Renaissance Collaborative - Chicago, IL

 

The Renaissance Collaborative (TRC) is a nonprofit in Bronzeville that works to service its underprivileged residents.  Programs are aimed to help the homeless, the elderly, ex-offenders, children, and working parents.

Join The Renaissance Collaborative on Thursday, November 13 for @home and post-film talk to learn more about about their work in Chicago.

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Oak Park Public Library - Oak Park, IL
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Oak Park Public Library - Oak Park, IL

 

Join @home director Susanne Suffredin and West Suburban PADS Executive Director Lynda Schueler to view this 56-minute documentary film and discuss how homelessness appears in the Oak Park area and what PADS is doing to address the issues of homeless people.

Read the Oak Park community blog post "Film '@home' makes homelessness visible."

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Nov
1
8:30 PM20:30

College of DuPage & Good Worx Inc. - Glen Ellyn, IL

  • College of DuPage MAC Lakeside Pavilion (map)
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Sleep Out Saturday and film screening of "@home" at College of DuPage to benefit Bridge Communities, co-presented by Good Worx Inc. Weather permitting, the film will be shown outside at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Lakeside Pavilion.

Questions, email Cynthia McGann, Director of Good Worx at cynthia@kids4good.org.

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Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

"Dinner and a Movie" with Inspiration Kitchens and Chicago Park District - Chicago, IL

  • Inspiration Kitchens - Garfield Park (map)
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Inspiration Corporation assists more than 3,000 individuals & families affected by homelessness & poverty each year. On September 24, their kitchen in Garfield Park is pairing up with the Garfield Park Conservatory to host “Dinner and a Movie” featuring the new documentary film “@home,” directed by Chicago filmmaker Susanne Suffredin and produced by Kindling Group and See3 Communications.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM at the Garfield Park Kitchen (3504 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60624) and the film will play at 6:30 PM at the Garfield Park Conservatory, Jensen Room (300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624).

This event is open to the public. Due to limited seating in the cafe, dinner reservations are encouraged. Email Sean Cunneen (SCunneen@inspirationcorp.org) with any questions about RSVPs.

The ‘Dinner and a Movie’ event leads up to the film’s broadcast on American Public Television in November as part of National Homeless Awareness Month.

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Illinois Humanities Council and "The Collaborative City" - Chicago, IL
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Illinois Humanities Council and "The Collaborative City" - Chicago, IL

A special presentation of "@home" co-sponsored by The Kindling Group and the Illinois Humanities Council in the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center.  The event will be free and open to the public. Registration is required, RSVP now.

This event is presented as part of The Collaborative City, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

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Goldie's Place - Chicago, IL
Sep
4
5:30 PM17:30

Goldie's Place - Chicago, IL

  • Mesirow Financial, The James C. Tyree Auditorium (map)
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Goldie's Place and Kindling Group invite you to an exclusive cocktail reception and VIP screening of the highly-acclaimed documentary "@home" featuring noted activist Mark Horvath on Thursday, September 4, 2014.

The event will feature Q&A session with Director Susanne Suffredin, activist Mark Horvath, Majors John and Julie Aren of Salvation Army Chicago Northside ARC, and Majors Larry and Jean Manzella of Salvation Army Chicago Center ARC. Goldie's Place participants will also share their inspiring journey through homelessness.    

RSVP here

Event is free, and RSVP is required.

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Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine - Chicago, IL
Aug
22
12:00 PM12:00

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine - Chicago, IL

  • Daniel Hale Williams in the McGaw Building (map)
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Good Neighbors is an effort coordinated by the Office of Diversity and Feinberg students, in partnership with Fourth Presbyterian Church and Dan Hula, director of the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center, to provide resources and build relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago.

Good Neighbors will be hosting a screening of @home as part of their volunteer recruitment for the year.

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