How can we reverse this trend, and preserve our culture, communities and diversity?
This year, Capitol Hill Housing is focusing our annual Community Forum on a single issue: how to build wealth in our communities and close the widening equality gap. As a community development organization, we recognize that wealth inequality is at the root of many of the questions our community faces:
How do we promote racial equity? How do we preserve a space for art and artists in our community? What can help small, local businesses to thrive? How do we help families put down roots in our neighborhoods?
Capitol Hill Housing’s 2017 Community Forum will explore real-world models of building income and wealth for individuals, small businesses and communities, which we believe will help build a more vibrant and engaged city. We have lined up four incredible speakers to talk about solutions that can work, or are already working, in Seattle.
Local Ownership and Asset Building: Wyking Garrett, Africatown
Community Investment Trusts: Sven Gatchev, Mercy Corps Northwest
Equity for Artists: Sam Farrazaino, Equinox Studios
Community Land Trusts: Kathleen Hosfeld, Homestead Community Land Trust
Following their rapid-fire presentations, we’ll host working sessions for all attendees to figure out how to apply these strategies in their communities.
Can't make it? Follow along online at #OwnItSEA.