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Outsiders Inn's Walk a Mile in Our Shoes event initially started as an empathy building event to assist in shifting attitudes towards a more compassionate understanding of varying perspectives that everyone finds challenging. Current situations such as a drastic increase in the amount of folks experiencing homelessness, the starting of a new services location (Navigation Center) and the interruption of hot meal services (Share & Memorial Lutheran) and targeted law enforcement practices has spurred an unprecedented affect on the neighborhoods surrounding the Navigation Center. Conversations around this topic are being had and this event is part of these efforts to communicate about the right to healthy community and dignity for everyone.
 
Walk a Mile in Our Shoes was a success bringing together different populations. We had speakers representing many parts of our diverse communities. We got to hear from folks that live, work and do business in the neighborhood, advocates, supporters, providers and formerly and current folks that are without homes, bathrooms or shelter. Local grassroots organizations and outreach efforts like the Recovery Resource Center and Clark County Recovery Cafe, Pathways to Living Good and Immanuel Lutheran's Severe Weather Shelter all pitched in and made the event something special. We walked together with empathy and in unity with signs supporting positive community solutions, and then returned to hear more music, eat hot dogs and enjoyed the camaraderie.
 
This was a fundraiser to support the severe weather shelter
and other work and resources needed for this upcoming winter season.

We still have some t-shirts you can order

T-shirt only - $15 + $5 s&h or

Donate to our winter project efforts.

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