More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day, and this continues to be relevant and a critical conversation today. As our nation and communities grapple with the impact of a global pandemic and civil uprising, home continues to be at the center. Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota and the Minnesota Homeownership Center teamed up to host a virtual event on equity in homeownership on Monday, October 5 in partnership with some of Minnesota’s and the nation’s leaders in this work: Natosha Reid Rice, Tawanna Black, Henry Rucker, and Kirsten Delegard. This panel conversation, moderated by Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Cristen Incitti, is informative and engaging for anyone wishing to learn more about the role of affordable homeownership in building racial equity in our communities.
World Habitat Day 2020 may have already happened, but here are 5 things you can do now!
1) Learn more about our four amazing panelists below
2) Watch the recording of the panel to learn more
3) Invite your friends and family to watch the panel
4) Invite your legislator to watch the panel
5) Vote in the upcoming election