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Join this educational event to talk about the housing crisis and the role of community organizing and advocacy in recent legislative victories. Presented by the following.

Teresa Clark, Director of Organizing, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. Teresa will be speaking about the recent state policy changes including a law banning Source of Income Discrimination in Washington and a substantial increase in the fees that provide state funds for homelessness service and highlighting the role that people directly impacted had in those changes.

A panel featuring leaders in the Resident Action Project,(RAP), an organization of people who have or are experiencing homelessness and housing instability that engage in advocacy calling for safe healthy and affordable homes for everyone.
Panel members include:

  • Belinda Springer: Highline College Student, Real Change Vendor and Resident Action Project leader
  • Mr. B: Resident Action Project Steering Committee Member and community leader
  • Lisa Sawyer: Resident Action Project Steering Committee member, Real Change Vendor and community leader
  • Sharon Jones: Resident Action Project leader

The panel will speak about personal experience with homelessness and housing instability, the stigma and misconceptions people have about homelessness, why they have become advocates and the importance of advocacy in developing their own leadership and making changes in policy. The panel will be moderated by Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Community Organizer Nick Wood and be followed by a question and answer period.

Sponsored by: Dr. Bob Baugher

Location: Building 7