Saturday, March 9, 2013

AFSC Participates In National Housing Justice Gathering

This past weekend, the American Friends Service Committee joined representatives from Occupy Our Homes Groups, Occupy Fights Foreclosure, Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Home Defenders League, Springfield No One Leaves, and the Housing Justice Foundation.

 The gathering was organized by the Housing Justice Foundation with a simple goal; to bring leaders in the housing justice movement together in order to share our successes and shortcomings, and begin to build a stronger collective vision of what more organized national coordination could look like.

One thing that struck me was that many group's struggles were other groups strengths; this dynamic offered lots of practical skill shares.

Perhaps more important then anything is the opportunity to put a name to a face and build real relationships with folks doing this work around the country. A big thanks to the Housing Justice Foundation for making the gathering happen!

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