Launched in 1987 by presidential proclamation, Geography Awareness Week is an annual opportunity for families and schools to engage in fun, educational experiences that draw attention to the importance of geographic understanding.
Happy Geography Awareness Week!!
DEMOGRAPHICS OF HOMELESS VETERANS
12% of the homeless adult population are veterans
20% of the male homeless population are veterans
68% reside in principal cities
51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities
50% have serious mental illness
70% have substance abuse problems
Things to remember on Veteran’s Day…homelessness is a major problem for the urban geography of most American cities and veterans are disproportionately affected (including Providence, RI). Let’s remember them on the 364 other days of the year too.
Tags: urban, poverty, military.
Alice Hudson, Curator of the Women in Cartography exhibition and former Chief of the Map Division at the New York Public Library, talks about women in the world of mapping, bringing their stories, and most importantly, their maps to light. Susan Rich will read from The Cartographer’s Tongue.
Celebrating Women in Cartography Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5:30 – 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture