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Connections: Discussing homeless shaming

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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

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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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