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Karen E. Salinas

Director of Outreach, ETS REACH

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Karen E. Salinas is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. Born and raised in a tight knit Salvadoran community, she first became interested in working for marginalized and vulnerable populations as a youth living in her own impacted community. After graduating from American University, becoming an EMT, and working with several community based organizations in the city, she moved to San Diego to pursue a MPH. She focused on working with folks who use drugs and engage in the sex trade and bringing a harm reduction perspective to public policy. Salinas has been in Seattle since 2018, where she works for REACH as an outreach provider.

When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

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Scheduled Appearances

We Are All Homeless

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 1:00pm

Homelessness is growing in Seattle and in cities across the country. In a nation that has so much, we consider what it says about us that we are able to do so little. WATCH NOW

Thank you to our session sponsor, Amazon

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Featuring: Marc Dones, Karen E. Salinas, Josh Cohen

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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