Homeless in the land of plenty

April is Fair Housing Month, shedding light on the federal Fair Housing Act and Oregon fair housing laws which protect against housing discrimination. The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries has several ways to learn more.

‘Anywhere but Here’ exhibit

The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries, located at 200 NW C Street, is hosting “Anywhere but Here: The History of Housing Discrimination in Oregon” from April 2 through April 8, 2017. This seven-panel exhibit by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon is made up of photographs, text, and quotes that chronicle Oregon’s largely unknown history of discrimination, segregation, and displacement; the progress in overcoming this history and the challenges that remain. The exhibit is sponsored by the City of Grants Pass.

‘Homeless in the Land of Plenty’ Conversation Project

Accompanying the exhibit is a community-wide Oregon Humanities Conversation Project titled “Homeless in the Land of Plenty” at the Grants Pass branch on Wednesday, April 5 from 5:30 to 7 pm. In the United States, families with children are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population. The community is invited to join founder and director of CommuniTalks, Ryan Stroud of Portland for this community conversation to share personal stories and learn about the experiences of others.

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For more information about “Anywhere but Here” and “Homeless in the Land of Plenty,” email info@josephinelibrary.org or call 541-476-0571.