Affordable decent housing is a prerequisite for stability and ending homelessness. People find themselves homeless for a number of reasons. At the top of the list are systems of inequality and oppression which include language we use to refer to people who are homeless. Our discourse influences public perceptions, which in turn influence policy. Click below to read an article on "language re-framing" (Palmer, 2018).
Any form of inequality has the potential to compromise and diminish the quality of individual and community life. There is likely a multiplier effect at work; as the level of inequality widens and as more factors in a person's life are informed by the experience of inequality and inequity, the greater the impact on a diminished quality of life (Chapman & West-Burnham, 2010). The answer: "changing school culture including higher-education institutions...
Our research findings on historical trauma and African Americans is starting to paint a larger picture that CWI is looking closely at for strategies that might strengthen and support the resiliency in African American communities. We seek solutions where the term wellness encompasses socio-cultural, economic, and political development and application.
Diversity, equity, inclusion and conversations on race...what do they really mean? Why is race a "social construct" when the realities of racism are far too real? Join one of our workshops or hold one of your own. Be in the know so your workplace, church or other settings truly understand how to value and support people. We must be who we say we are!