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Diane Nilan | Dismazed and Driven

In conversation with local advocate, Mary Haskett.

After decades working with homeless families and adults, Diane Nilan hit the road in 2005 to chronicle stories of invisible families and youth experiencing homelessness in non-urban areas across America. For the past fifteen years, crisscrossing the country in her small van, she filmed scores of interviews of parents and kids. Each was invited to share views on homelessness and the importance of school.

In this memoir, Nilan introduces us to people she met, helping us to understand their backstories. And we get to meet this tenacious, caring, prophetic woman who won't let us look away from children and families in need of stability and grace.

Event date: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Dismazed and Driven: My Look at Family Homelessness in America Cover Image
By Diane D. Nilan, Chad Bruce (Cover Design by), Max Donnelley (Designed by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781735631714
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Hear Us Inc. - November 11th, 2020

Diane Nilan's behind-the-scenes look at families without homes in America.


Follow Diane Nilan into broken-down RVs, leaky tents, shabby motel rooms, and cramped shelters.