Tag: women in organizing
Building Community Power in Newark, NJ
Jennifer Made started organizing at 13 and began feeding her community at 19, an effort that grew into the Newark Community Action Network.
Through Her Eyes: Community Organizing in Detroit
Kea Mathis organizes alongside tenants—mostly Black, women-led households—to create and support affordable, quality housing. "It is very hard . . . as a Black woman here, to be the one to try to ask the question first or stand up first,” says Mathis.
Mattye Berry-Evans, a Member of the Resident Action Network
“Each and every person should have the opportunity to have safe, secure, adequate, and affordable housing. I wasn't able to have it, but I can help others have it.”
Omari Ho-Sang—A Housing Activist in Louisiana
March being Women’s History Month—an ideal time to celebrate the brave, bold, and thoughtful women who are influencing history—Shelterforce and Community Change have decided to continue the video series: Women of Color on the Front Lines.
Cynthia Wiggins—A Community Leader in New Orleans
Cynthia Wiggins was introduced to housing organizing earlier on in life and has been ceaseless in her efforts to help her community.
Idalia Rios—A Community Organizer in California
Idalia Rios began her organizing career advocating for her son, who has a speech delay. In the process, she learned that even when advocacy begins with your own family, you have to fight for the class, school, and larger community to achieve lasting change.
Donna Price—An Organizer in Detroit
Once homeless, Donna Price persevered with unshakable strength, which landed her in a position she once couldn’t imagine.
A Note From Our Publisher—Lifting Up Women’s Voices
There are countless women who are driven to turn up the volume of their voices when faced with unfair circumstances. As the publisher of Shelterforce, I am privileged to lead a publication that makes way for many of these voices to be heard.
Community Organizing: Integrating a Woman’s Approach
“In closed or structured societies, it is the marginal or ‘inferior’ person . . . who often comes to symbolize . . . ‘communitas.’” —Victor Turner