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PKP chapter to host Fall Forum on homelessness

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Austin Peay State University will hold its Fall Forum on homelessness this week.

Rachel Hester, executive director of Room in the Inn, will speak at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20 in the Morgan University Center, Room 303.

Founded in 1986 by Father Charles Strobel of Nashville, Room in the Inn is a faith-based ecumenical organization that provides safe shelter and a variety of other services to the homeless. In recent years, Room in the Inn has expanded to several other cities around the country, including Clarksville.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Austin Peay State University will hold its Fall Forum on homelessness this week.

Rachel Hester, executive director of Room in the Inn, will speak at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20 in the Morgan University Center, Room 303.

Founded in 1986 by Father Charles Strobel of Nashville, Room in the Inn is a faith-based ecumenical organization that provides safe shelter and a variety of other services to the homeless. In recent years, Room in the Inn has expanded to several other cities around the country, including Clarksville.

Following Hester's talk, there will be a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Sherryl Byrd, associate vice president of Student Affairs at APSU. The panel will include representatives from several organizations in Clarksville-Montgomery County that currently work with the homeless.

Through this Fall Forum, Phi Kappa Phi hopes to help APSU and the community explore their roles in addressing these issues within our local community.

For more information, please contact Karen Sorenson, president of the PKP Chapter at APSU, by e-mail at sorensonk@apsu.edu, or Jennifer Montgomery, Student Government Association vice president, jmontgomery16@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger