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Connections: Discussing homeless shaming

A man captured in a viral video shaving while on a public train in New Jersey said he was trying to look "presentable" to his brother after spending several days in a homeless shelter.  The man was widely mocked for shaving in public, before his circumstances were revealed. Now his story is a cautionary tale about judgment and struggle.

Our panelists share their own stories.

  • Patrick Braswell, community member who was formerly homeless 
  • Cornell Davis, community member who was formerly homeless 
  • Donald "Preacher" Adams, community member who was formerly homeless
  • James Murphy, Catholic worker at St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
  • Harry Murray, professor of sociology at Nazareth College, and coordinator of the Peace and Justice major

Connections Homeless
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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