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Published January 30, 2013, 09:22 AM

NDSU Speaker Series focuses on homelessness

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It was a full house for the launch of the speaker series at NDSU's Main Library.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It was a full house for the launch of the speaker series at NDSU's Main Library.

Students and faculty members listened to Laurie Baker, the executive director of the F-M Coalition for Homeless Persons. She talked about homelessness in the metro, which includes a lot of students and young people.

Baker told the students that people who are homeless aren't that different from them.

Laurie Baker – FM Coalition for Homeless Persons: “Mostly I just want them to take away the notion that a lot of what we believe about homelessness is stereotype and myth. And the reality is somewhat different. The reality is that the homeless individual is you or I with just a couple of different rolls of the dice.”

The next speaker series in February will focus on Black History Monthly.

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