Housing Justice and University Life, oh my!

Firstly, early in negotiating life in the tiny, I did some writing to help me sort through my thinkings. One of those writings turned into a little something that was included in the 2015 issue of The Ecotone: Journal of Environmental Studies  (pgs 16-18). I’m still not quite happy with the piece, but that’s both a testament to the never-done-ness of writing and because living in a tiny house continues to change me.

Nextly, a recent article focuses on university students (myself included) who have chosen a tiny house as a way to *begin* to afford higher education. While a tiny house cannot solve skyrocketing tuition, it can certainly ease some of the strain. Check it here.

Most importantly, I am so proud and excited to announce the Forum on Sustainability and Housing Justice, October 16th in Eugene, Oregon.

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With the generous support of UO’s Philosophy department and a grant awarded by the UO Office of Sustainability, the first Sustainability and Housing Justice Forum will be held on October 16th at University of Oregon Knight Browsing room. The Forum aims to bring together local community organizations, activists, students, and faculty – connecting campus people, courses, and scholarship with the material realities of our broader community.

The Forum will feature booths hosted by campus programs, community services, and local companies working to address sustainability and housing justice issues and offers students a chance to find volunteer, internship, or other opportunities. The Forum will also include a panel of UO faculty and community activists discussing current issues and potential solutions related to sustainability and housing justice. Lastly, the Forum will feature a fully built Conestoga Hut that wil be donated to Opportunity Village after the event.

WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2015

TIME: 10am-5:00pm –> 10-2: Hosted Booths, 2-4: Activist and Scholar Panel, 4-5: Reception.

WHERE: Knight Library Browsing Room (106) at the University of Oregon

This event is FREE and open to the public. More details can be found at: www.JustSustainableHousing.com

Or the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/507658342717623/

The Forum wishes to challenge students, faculty, the tiny house community, and our broader communities to engage the complexities of housing justice and sustainability. Please attend, announce, and/or or recommend to folks that would be interested in the event.

Blessings, A.

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