Announcing 2020’s Top of the Town Speaker

Karen Fredriksen Goldsen will be the keynote speaker at CHH’s annual Top of the Town event. Karen is an internationally recognized scholar addressing equity and the intersections of health disparities, aging, and well-being in resilient at-risk communities.

Her work focuses on the ways in which historical trauma and intergenerational community engagement have shaped the lives of LGBTQ elders. She is also the founder of GenPRIDE, a nonprofit organization that provides services for LGBTQ seniors. CHH and GenPRIDE are currently working on the region’s first LGBTQ-affirming affordable senior housing project in the heart of Capitol Hill.

“LGBTQ seniors are largely invisible and immensely underserved,” Karen said. “We need to build on their many strengths as we address their housing and aging needs and take action. We need to ensure that local housing and aging services are safe, inclusive, supportive, and effective. If we do not address these needs, there will be much greater public cost.”

CHH is thrilled to further our existing collaboration with GenPRIDE and looks forward to learning more from Karen’s speech. Top of the Town brings together community leaders, developers, and peers who believe in creating an affordable and inclusive Seattle. Funds raised during the evening enable Capitol Hill Housing’s work building and preserving safe and affordable homes for our neighbors throughout the city. The event will be held May 7, 2020 at the Hotel Sorrento. Stay tuned for more details!