Please join us to celebrate WSR’s third birthday, with three exciting panels on Building Community power in the age of disaster. Although we cannot safely be together in person, coming together with our broader community remains crucial to sustaining the energy and enthusiasm that makes WSR such a wonderful organization to be part of. 

During our discussions WSR staff, key collaborators from other organizations, and community members we organize with, we will explore discuss how our programming has increased the resilience of the communities we serve by strengthening social networks and creating new groups fighting for justice. Over the course of the weekend we discuss how and why governments at all levels need to change policy related to disaster recovery, and how direct services can be used to build political power. In addition we will discuss how being honest about the risks of climate change shapes our approach to home repair and advocacy. 

We hope that these lessons can empower communities to prepare for and respond to disasters that are ever more frequent in a way that is equitable and just.

Schedule:
Survivors as Experts: Research for a Just Recovery, Friday October 16, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Building Resilient Homes and Economic Empowerment, Saturday October 17, 1:00pm – 2:30 pm
Community Organizing and Building Power, Saturday October 17, 5:00 – 6:30

We have set the goal of raising $10,000 this October so that we can continue our work. Every dollar counts, and we are so grateful for your continued support. The event is pay what you can, but please consider making a donation when you register, or click here to donate.

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