Calendar 2021

Calendar 2020-21

Covid-19 has impacted, but not totally thwarted, HEAR US appearances. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Month Event Details About Diane/HEAR US

Sleep Out in the Park, sponsored by the Charles Bruce Foundation
Carlisle, PA, July 20 - 21
Links to the interviews of homelessness experts by homelessness experts

Dallas City Councilwoman Cara Mendelsohn invited Diane to the Ask-an-Expert session to discuss opening a family shelter in her district. Zoom, July 29.

DDN-canonBWDiane's Bio

Diane's Facebook Page

Diane's books: 
Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness

Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness

Diane's blog: MEDIUM

Diane's Awards:

  • 2015, NAEHCY, Best Targeted Campaign, Worn Out Welcome Mat - KS
  • 2015, Sisters of St. Francis, Joliet, IL, Mother Alfred Moes Award
  • 2014, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL Sister Clare Award
  • 2013, Texas Homeless Network, Kathy Reid Award
  • 2012, National Association for Education of Homeless Children Youth, Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2012, The Education Center, Naperville, Kids’ Best Friend Award

  • 2012, Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness, Community Builder Award

  • 2012, Bridge Communities, Transforming Lives Award (YouTube video of her acceptance speech)

  • 2008, Naperville Church Women United, Human Rights Award

  • 2007, NAEHCY, Outstanding Media Award

  • 2006, Kane County (IL) Hidden Hero; and University of St. Francis Award of Merit


Still Left Out in America podcast. Pat LaMarche interviewed Diane for the premiere of this podcast. Google MeetUp, August 2, YouTube. Produced by Max Donnelly

November  21, Virtual, Hindu Charities 4 America Gala
December 1, Virtual, Poverty Matters, Wisconsin 
January 15, Family Promise Interview w/Claas Ehlers
February 4, MN McKinney-Vento (virtual) keynote, statewide conference

13, Babes Book Bonanza, Carlisle, PA

14, Robin Scaer Diaper Drive, Carlisle, PA

25, NCSU Student Food/Housing Insecurity panel,


14, Austin, For the Win presentation

28, NCHE McKinney-Vento State Coordinator Meeting, virtual

May  21, New Hampshire State McKinney-Vento Homeless Education conference keynote (virtual)

Madison, WI - Filming doubled up documentary 

13, First United Methodist Church, Madison, Sharing Our Journeys session, hybrid 11 - noon


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