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+ you thought leadership series

Habitat’s +You thought leadership series brings together experts from across the U.S. and around the world to discuss how housing intersects and interacts with other areas of societal concern including public health, racial equality, faith and the economy.

This series of live discussions spans critical topics including housing and health, the effect of COVID-19 on low-income families, redlining and racial inequity in housing, and more.

In the meantime, please enjoy past discussions below. Check back soon for new opportunities to engage with the series!

Upcoming live stream:

+You: Advocating for home affordability

Join us for a virtual discussion from national leaders and housing advocates about policy solutions to address supply and preservation of homes; equitable access to credit; optimized land use for affordable homes; and access to and development of communities of opportunity.

Featured panelists:

Anna Caballero, California State Senator
Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Tony Pickett, Chief Executive Officer, Grounded Solutions Network
Dan Rosensweig (moderator), President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

June 14 | 4:00 p.m. EDT

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Past live streams:

Each live event brings together a different panel of experts as they dig into a new critical topic. Hear what they have to say below.

+You: Confronting global inequities exacerbated by the pandemic

Featured panelists: Patrick Canagasingham, Raj Kumar, Dr. Joan Nyanyuki, Julia Sánchez, Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro

May 13 | 1 hour

+You: Philanthropy in action — cause marketing supporting affordable housing

Featured panelists: Lee Bird, Lisa Gordon, Christine Rasche, Colleen Finn Ridenhour, Megan Strand

April 13 | 1 hour

+You: Building the Beloved Community

Featured panelists: Thomas Wilson Mitchell, Jonathan Reckford, Natosha Reid Rice, Errin Haines

Jan. 22 | 1 hour

+You: Women, housing and the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Featured panelists: Preeti Das, Jenna Elfman, Katherine O’Regan, Adrienne Goolsby

March 11 | 1 hour

+You: Serving those who served – veterans, housing and COVID-19

Featured participants: Stephen Peck, Sean Walker, Anthony Luton, Mark Andrews, Corinne O’Connell

Nov. 10 | 1 hour

+You: Is housing the secret to economic recovery from COVID-19?

Featured participants: Ariel Cano Cuevas, Debra Erb, Marja Hoek-Smit, Dhaval Monani and Patrick Kelley

Oct. 5 | 1 hour

+You: Helping older Americans stay safe at home during COVID-19

Featured participants: Dr. Alice Bonner, Dan Soliman, Jonathan Reckford and Janice Watkins

Sept. 30 | 1 hour

A safe, decent home put us in the game

Featured participants: Adrianna “A.D” Franch, Malcolm Mitchell, Isaiah Roby, Maria Taylor and Jonathan Reckford

July 30 | 1 hour

COVID-19’s impact on housing and efforts to upgrade slums worldwide

Featured panelists: Eugénie L. Birch, Anacláudia Rossbach and Patrick Canagasingham

July 28 | 1 hour

A discussion with Sen. Jack Reed on housing stability during the COVID-19 pandemic

Featured panelists: U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Julián Castro, Jonathan Reckford, Melissa Sanzaro, Catherina Chabot

July 15 | 1 hour

How historic housing discrimination against Black Americans contributes to racial inequities today

Featured panelists: Richard Rothstein, Alexi McCammond and Dwayne Spencer

June 23 | 1 hour

+You: Housing is the prescription we need

Featured panelists: Dr. Megan Sandel, Dr. Stephen Klasko, Jonathan Reckford and Lisa Gordon

June 12 | 1 hour