Homelessness and the lack of affordable housing are major problems in cities around the country.
Drawn to Home is a comic book which depicts the stories of nine different individuals who are now experiencing or have experienced homelessness. Each story is captured by a different artist.
Join for the opening reception celebrating this exciting new comic book and the large version depictions of the stories hanging in the gallery space at the Trust Arts Education Center where you can meet the comic artists and the storytellers.
Live music from 7 - 9 pm will be performed by Denise Mosley and Samantha Ransom. Comic books available on site for a small donation.
The comic art invites readers to understand the lives behind the statistics; to consider that those they may see on the street are real people, each with their own unique story. The hope of this project is that, in response to these stories, stably housed readers will call on their government representatives and policy makers to voice support for affordable housing initiatives and increase the availability of homelessness resources.
Often people with the power to make changes in broken systems have limited understanding or exposure to the real individuals effected by the situations. Drawn to Home can help to expand that understanding.
An electronic version of the comic will be posted on drawntohomecomic.com and other comic book sites. Copies will be disseminated to local schools, libraries, city, county and state public officials to encourage action around issues of housing and homelessness.