Members of Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) will present on the organization’s advocacy efforts, including past successes and challenges. The workshop will feature an overview of the different kinds of work that HOPE members engage in as well as the ways HOPE advocacy has evolved since its inception. Participants can also expect a discussion of the unique opportunities and obstacles facing HOPE as a student-run activist group, which will touch on central questions around accountability and impact. HOPE is a student-run organization fighting for housing justice through direct service, education, and advocacy.
About Our Speakers
Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) is a student-run organization at Brown University fighting for housing justice through direct service, education, and advocacy. We believe that housing is a human right, and we work towards that goal in solidarity with the people and communities who have been historically and systemically denied that right. We recognize people with lived experience of housing insecurity and homelessness as experts, and we stand accountable to them in our work.
About the Civic Engagement Series
The Swearer Center's Civic Engagement Series brings together students, faculty, staff, and community to learn, reflect, and take action. Each semester, through a series of workshops, presentations, and convenings, participants engage with the multiple strategies communities are using to effect social change around an issue impacting Providence & Rhode Island.