117th ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
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November 17, 2018 | Columbia, MO
Empower Missouri is dedicating the 2018 Annual Conference to the impact of affordable housing. Check back to this page for updates on program, registration, and sponsors. Now accepting workshop proposals and sponsors.
Tara is the founder and director of Kansas City Eviction Project, a collective of researchers, organizers, neighborhood leaders, lawyers, and policymakers, aiming to advance a radical housing justice agenda and build political power with people affected by housing injustice in KC. She is also the housing campaign director at People’s Action, a multiracial working class organizing network of more than one million grassroots leaders, with 48 member organizations and 600 local staff across 30 states. In 2018 the campaign is focused on developing a housing justice policy agenda, building grassroots power to fully fund HUD, and making housing an election issue in municipal races. Prior to joining People’s Action, Tara was the Deputy Director of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), representing the nation’s 37 largest immigrant rights organizations. Tara has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, Washington Post, and NPR. She has also written for TIME, VICE, and TruthOut. Her research on eviction and poverty in Kansas City is cited in the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted. Tara graduated from Harvard College. She is an Australian-born, Indian-American immigrant who came to the US with her family in 1995. Tara lives in Chicago.
Scholarships will be available upon application. Check back for details and application.
You and/or your organization can show your support for affordable housing and policies that ensure fair and adequate housing by sponsoring our conference and contributing to our scholarship fund.
Links to be updated soon!
- Click for PDF of Sponsorship Opportunities.
- Click to submit Sponsorship Form.
When & Where
November 17, 2018
Exact Location TBD