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JVC Community Conversations: Housing and Anti-Blackness
October 27 @ 7:00 pm
At the start of COVID-19, the shelter-in-place restrictions told people to stay at home. What did people do if they didn’t have a home to return to in the first place? And how are millennials suddenly able to afford to buy homes at the same time unemployment rates rise? What might be some of the long-term social justice implications of shifting communities?
Join us for a conversation about the current state of the housing crisis led by FJV and Agency Partner Supervisor, Kharisma Goldston (Philadelphia 2015-16), the Director of Shelter at the Bethesda Project. Bethesda Project is a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, housing, and supportive services to adults experiencing chronic homelessness in Philadelphia. We will explore the ways that housing insecurity has skyrocketed during the pandemic and how housing intersects with Anti-Blackness. We will end with dialogue and an opportunity to talk about how these issues show up in your local community too. We hope this JVC Community Conversation invites curiosity in the ways we think about our four values in the context of race, racialization, identity, and history.
More about the speaker: Kharisma Goldston (she/her(s) is a Former Jesuit Volunteer and the Director of Shelter at the Bethesda Project, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, housing, and supportive services to adults experiencing chronic homelessness in Philadelphia. She works at an emergency shelter for 149 men and supportive services for an additional 50 on a daily basis. She has a strong commitment to serving the houseless population in the city of Philadelphia.
Now presenting JVC Community Conversations, brought to you in part by our friends at Maryknoll Lay Missioners!
JVC Community Conversations are workshops or discussions led by like-minded presenters that address key topics of our time as they relate to our core values of spirituality, simple living, community, and social justice.
Please note: the entire ticket price is tax-deductible.