Public invited to sixth annual Walk for Health & Housing

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to join NMC students in the Walk for Health and Housing, a guided tour of downtown Traverse City from the perspective of people experiencing homelessness and the providers who serve them, departing from NMC's Great Lakes campus parking lot at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Ryan Hannon, street outreach coordinator for Goodwill Northern Michigan, leads the sixth annual walk and will highlight stories both tragic and triumphant at stops along the downtown route. Participants will hear from service providers, police officers and elected officials about their concerns and hopes for the future. This experience is part of an interdisciplinary study of health and housing issues by sociology, social work and communications students and open to the public. It is part of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, held the week before Thanksgiving.

The walk is an example of Experiential Learning at NMC. EL actively engages the learner through relevant and ongoing experiences, critical problem solving and reflective practices.

Release date: November 12, 2021

For more information:

Brandon Everest
Faculty, Social Sciences Area
Director, Experiential Learning Institute
(231) 995-1985



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