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In Our Backyard: A Community Conversation and Art Project About Homelessness (Eastside)

Community Event

In Our Backyard is a series of traveling community events that brings people together for a conversation about homelessness, its causes, challenges, and possible approaches. Participate in this free community event on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 1:00pm at Portland Avenue Community Center (513 Portland Ave E). This is the third of five public events; visit for a full list of event dates and locations. Like Tacoma Arts on Facebook ( for updates.                             Each event features a participatory performance created and performed by individuals experiencing homelessness in Tacoma, as well as a video art installation presenting conversations between housed and homeless residents, filmed in each other’s backyards. The project brings the experience of homelessness to the forefront, with the goal of sparking conversation and public awareness around the challenges of homelessness and the social responsibility of the community at large towards its homeless residents. The project runs July 25, 2018 – August 16, 2018 and is funded by the City of Tacoma’s Neighborhood and Community Services Department, in partnership with the Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality. #InOurBackyardTacoma.