Keynote presentation

Homeless Doesn’t Mean Hopeless: Ten Solutions to Serving Our Unhoused Neighbors

Thursday, September 29, 2022  | 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Lake Superior Ballroom

About the presenter
Jason Marque Sole (he, they) is a formerly incarcerated abolitionist. He has been a criminal justice educator for 13 years and is currently an adjunct professor at Hamline University in the Criminal Justice & Forensic Science Department. He has facilitated hundreds of circles in jails, prisons, and communities across the nation. Jason is also the co-founder of the Humanize My Hoodie Movement in which he challenges threat perceptions of Black people through clothing, art exhibitions, documentary screenings, and workshops.  He is a Core Member of a Relationships Evolving Possibilities (REP) where several abolitionists respond to community harms in the Twin Cities. In addition, he recently launched the Institute of Aspiring Abolitionists for people who’d like to learn more about abolitionist frameworks.


Thank you to the following organizations for their financial and planning support of this event: Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota, MN Housing Partnership, and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.

COVID-19 Policy: At this time, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless is requiring that attendees have proof of testing negative for COVID-19 no more than two days prior to the event (either negative test or photo of negative test) or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (defined as having received 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.) These requirements are subject to change as we monitor the pandemic. The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center includes HVAC protocols that cycle in outside air multiple times per hour to help mitigate risk of contamination.