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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

Social Justice

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 Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.