SOJWJ Co-sponsoring Ashland Housing and Homelessness Workshops, Action Groups and Fundraiser

2016 August 18
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On Saturday, August 20th at SOU in Ashland there will be an all day event focused on housing and homelessness. There will be many discussions around these issues, but we’re going to focus on solutions and together we can decide what our next steps as a community will be. We’ve felt such compassion and love being lobbied towards us since our family’s personal housing crisis began and we want to take that and turn it into to creating positive change.


Ashland Housing and Homelessness Workshops, Action Groups and Fundraiser

August 20th, 2016
Meese Auditorium and Art Building
Southern Oregon University


Issues we will be taking action on: Amending city ordinances to allow car camping in Ashland, Pioneer Hall and use of public spaces, adequate winter shelter, Supporting the Ashland Housing Trust Fund, defending against predatory property management practices, as well as identifying the next steps to alleviate our affordable housing crisis.


All Day – Fundraiser for Houk Family Housing –  Silent Auction

All Day – Get your “call to action’ on local and statewide homelessness

and affordable housing campaigns

All Day – Refreshments and light snacks

11am – 1 pm – .Workshop – How to move forward on Ashland Car Camping and

Tiny Houses programs. At 11:30 am, there will be a discussion with Alex Daniell, who is a tiny home builder in Eugene. Alex is with SquareOne Villages who built Opportunity Village in Eugene and he can tell us the details about the car camping program there.

1:30 – 3:30 – Movie: The Grapes of Wrath in Meese Auditorium

4 pm – 5 pm – Ashland Culture of Peace Listening Circle and next step planning

5 pm – WE Community Meal with music and community discussions

7 pm – 9 pm  – Concert Benefit and Talent Show with Gene Burnett

Groups involved in this forum include Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice, WE Community Meals,  Residential Outreach Options Team (ROOT), Ashland Culture of Peace Commission, UN Club of Southern Oregon University, Native American Studies program and International Students of SOU.

For more information, call 541-690-2807 or visit

Starting on August 20 at 7:30 am items for the silent auction can be dropped off outside of the Meese Auditorium (Art Building. Park near the Art Museum). Volunteers will be on hand to assist. If you have questions about your donations, please contact Kathleen Gamer at

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