Host Jeff Olivet talks with Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter about grassroots organizing and challenging systems for change. This episode is part 2 in a series recorded at the Built for Zero Conference and Learning Session. Built for Zero is a national movement of communities working toward ending chronic and veteran homelessness.
Host Jeff Olivet talks with Marc Dones, project director of SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities.
Marc and Jeff share what they are learning from qualitative and quantitative data collected in communities working to end racial inequities in housing and homelessness. They also discuss program and policy reforms needed to reduce the disproportionate number of people of color experiencing homelessness in the U.S.
Resources Mentioned During this Episode
The Future is in the Margins by Ann Meyer & David Rose
Poverty Data from the U.S. Census Bureau
Point in Time Data from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Housing Wage Calculator by the National Low Income Housing Coalition
Living Wage Calculator by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Out of Reach by the National Low Income Housing Coalition
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High school juniors Ali Chalmers and Carrie Sweeney join host Jeff Olivet to introduce Change the World Club, where a reciprocal relationship is taking place. This new Natick High School club is raising funds for Gambian girls' education through Starfish International located in the Gambia, West Africa. Girls in the Gambia and girls in Natick, MA exchange videos, singing, and illustrated letters, while inspiring each other's self confidence, goals, passion, and dreams. View a sampling of videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpQ9Kw9QHzcKvGYdK-U9Y74vR7v98nwal. Visit Change The World's fundraising sites at https://www.jangayakarr.org and https://goo.gl/8ovd1U, and starfishinternational.org to learn more.
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Host Jeff Olivet sits down with Jeffrey Thielman, President and CEO of the International Institute of New England, which serves 2,000 refugees and immigrants a year, to discuss the process of gaining refugee status, the range of IINE's resettlement services, how they support trauma survivors, affordable housing for refugees and immigrants, demand for employees, and stories of inspiration.
Molly Richard and Allison Rich from the Center of Social Innovation share their experience as activists in the LGBTQ community and discuss what people outside the queer community, as well as White LGBTQ people, can do to be better allies to queer people of color in the wake of the Orlando tragedy.