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Conversation Project: "A Place to Call Home"

  • St. Johns Center for Opportunity 8250 North Lombard Street Portland, OR, 97203 United States (map)

Join the St. Johns Center for Opportunity and Oregon Humanities for a community conversation around housing in Oregon. Entitled "A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon", the conversation will explore that at the most basic level, a home is a place that gives you shelter, protecting you from the weather and unsafe situations. It’s also where you live your life, eat your meals, raise your family. If housing is a basic human right, why do so many people struggle to find or keep housing? How do we as individuals and as a society make decisions that undermine the idea that we all have a right to home? 

The conversation will be facilitated by Cristina Palacios. She was born in Tolimán, Jalisco, México, and started organizing at age fourteen. Most recently, Christina worked with Community Alliance of Tenants as senior organizer. She is driven by a passion for housing and social justice and the belief that everyone—regardless, their income, disability, race or immigration status—deserves a safe and healthy place to call home.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP online to reserve your seat here.

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Later Event: January 20
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