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Marc Dones

CEO, King County Regional Homelessness Authority

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Marc Dones is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. They are the CEO of the start-up King County Regional Homelessness Authority — the new government agency in charge of Seattle and King County’s regional homeless response — and has deep experience in social justice policy, racial equity training, and systems transformation. Their theory of change puts people who’ve experienced homelessness at the table shaping policy and practices. In January, the authority adopted its first, $170 million annual budget. In a nation that has so much, our conversation with Dones will explore what it says about us that we are able to do so little.

When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

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

Find more detail about this event below.

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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