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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: Philanthropy in action — cause marketing supporting affordable housing

Panelists will discuss why companies should prioritize shelter as part of their philanthropic efforts, the role of cause marketing initiatives in aligning brand value and social responsibility, and the impact that a corporate giving program can have on its employees, customers and communities. We’ll also discuss the vital role that safe, decent and affordable housing plays in our lives.

Featured panelists:

Lee Bird, Chairman of the Board and CEO for At Home
Lisa Gordon, President and CEO, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Christine Rasche, Senior Manager, Residential Education, Product Launch and Literature at Carrier
Colleen Finn Ridenhour, Chief Development Officer at Habitat for Humanity International
Megan Strand, Communications Director at Engage for Good (Moderator)

April 13 | 1:00 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: 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