Housing Empowers 2018 Annual Conference

117th ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 
Housing Empowers

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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.

Keynote Speaker:

Tara Raghuveer

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 TimesThe New YorkerWashington 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:

Scholarships will be available upon application. Check back for details and application.

Sponsoring:

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

One-Day!

November 17, 2018

Columbia, MO

Exact Location TBD

Sponsors

Documents

Briefing 2018 Session #9 May 10

Empower Missouri Briefing Calls

Thursday, May 10, 2018

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Conference Call # & Passcode:

(515) 603-3103; 167856#

  • Amy Blouin, Founder & Executive Director, Missouri Budget Project
    • Amy currently serves as Co-Chair of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Deaconess Foundation, on the Steering Committee of the Kids Win Missouri, and recently served on the Missouri Legislature’s Study Commission on State Tax Policy. She will brief on final passage of the budget and tax reform proposals that could hurt essential state programs like health and education.
  • Jeanette Mott Oxford, Executive DirectorEmpower Missouri
    • JMO will brief on the latest developments on our policy priorities as well as the federal Farm Bill.

This will be the last briefing call during regular session. We will switch to once per month through the end of the year, unless we have an urgent development. Mark your calendars: June 28, July 26August 23September 27October 25November 29, and December 27.

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June 28

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
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July 13

HIV Justice Coalition Monthly Call

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conference Call:
515-739-1015

Passcode:
692662835#
 
July 26

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
Show in Google map

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Empowering You May 2018 Newsletter

Empowering You! May Newsletter: Meet the new KC Organizer, In-depth behind the scenes series Part 2, and More!

 

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Bi-Monthly Briefing 2018 Session #8 April 26

April 26, 2018,

4:30-6:00PM

Call-in: 515-603-3103
passcode- 167856#

On Today's Call:

  • Sarah Hackman, Strategic Communications Manager, Missouri Community Action Network
  • Ana Hicks, State Strategies Manager, Food Assistance Division at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    • Ana supports state non-profit organizations in our efforts to strengthen and improve SNAP and will brief us on the Farm Bill.
  • Jeanette Mott Oxford, Executive Director, Empower Missouri
    • JMO will brief on upcoming opportunities to address our policy priorities moving in the state capitol.

 

Add to google calendar
June 28

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
Show in Google map
July 13

HIV Justice Coalition Monthly Call

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conference Call:
515-739-1015

Passcode:
692662835#
 
July 26

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
Show in Google map

View All Upcoming Task Force Events

Bi-Monthly Briefing 2018 Session #7 April 12

April 12, 2018,

4:30-6:00PM

Call-in: 515-603-3103
passcode- 167856#

On Today's Call:

  • Anne Precythe, Director, Missouri Department of Corrections
    • As Director of Corrections, Precythe is responsible for the 21 adult correctional facilities, six community supervision centers, a community release center, and more than 40 probation and parole offices across the State of Missouri. This includes more than 11,000 staff, 59,000 probationers and parolees, and more than 30,000 inmates. Director Precythe will detail the legislation from the Justice Reinvestment Task Force that is making its way through the General Assembly.
  • James Saucedo, Housing Advocacy Organizer, National Low Income Housing Coalition
    • James will preview the Our Homes, Our Voices upcoming national week of action, as well as federal level housing policy.
  • Jeanette Mott Oxford, Executive Director, Empower Missouri
    • JMO will brief on upcoming opportunities to address our policy priorities moving in the state capitol, not touched on by our guests.

 

Add to google calendar
June 28

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
Show in Google map
July 13

HIV Justice Coalition Monthly Call

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conference Call:
515-739-1015

Passcode:
692662835#
 
July 26

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
Show in Google map

View All Upcoming Task Force Events

Bi-Monthly Briefing 2018 Session #5 March 15

March 15, 2018,

4:30-6:00PM

Call-in: 515-603-3103
passcode- 167856#

On Today's Call:

  • Jacqueline A. Hudson, Director of AdvocacyNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Louis
    • Jackie will brief on legislation that is particularly promising or dangerous related to mental health.
  • Shawn D'Abreu, Policy DirectorMissouri Health Care For All (MHCFA)
    • Shawn will brief on legislation that is particularly promising or dangerous related to health and health care delivery.
  • Jeanette Mott Oxford, Executive DirectorEmpower Missouri
    • JMO will brief on our policy priorities moving in the state capitol, not touched on by our guests, including HIV policy modernization and Raise the Age. 

James Saucedo, Housing Advocacy Organizer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, is not able to join us for today's briefing, but follow this link for the latest from NLIHC: http://nlihc.org/article/take-action-today-urge-congress-provide-robust-funding-affordable-housing-and-reject 

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June 28

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
Show in Google map
July 13

HIV Justice Coalition Monthly Call

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conference Call:
515-739-1015

Passcode:
692662835#
 
July 26

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
Show in Google map

View All Upcoming Task Force Events

Empowering You March 2018 Newsletter

Join us for upcoming forums and advocacy days, get caught up on the newest solution to Missouri’s ongoing budget woes, and get a recap of recent chapter events.

Click to download a printable PDF.

Bi-Monthly Briefing 2018 Session #2 Feb 1

4:30-6:00PM

Call-in: 515-603-3103
passcode- 167856#

On Today's Call:

  • Jeanette Mott Oxford, Executive DirectorEmpower Missouri
  • Joey Lindstrom, Manager for Field OrganizingNational Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Invited legislative champions.
    • Rep. Tracy McCreery (D-88)
      • supports HIV Modernization and plans to file a model bill
      • filed/supports Youth Mental Health Preservation Act HB 2141 (ban on so-called "conversion therapy" used on LGBTQ+ youth) not yet assigned to committee
      • opposing Sen. Emery's SB 564 regarding utility companies

Find supporting documents to the right in the "Documents" Section.

Click to Vote on the best day/time for future briefings.

From Joey Lindstrom:

  1. Our most recent sign-on letter regarding housing finance reform: http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/pictures/GSE_Reform_HTF_SignOn_012618.pdf
    1. Organizations can add their names to the letter by filling out this form: http://nlihc.wufoo.com/forms/k1vu8q2x1vbttmd/
  2. Background on the HTF: http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/HTF_Factsheet.pdf
  3. NLIHC response to President Trump’s State of the Union address: http://nlihc.org/press/releases/8751

You can reach out to Joey with additional questions or comments: jlindstrom@nlihc.org 

Add to google calendar
June 28

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
Show in Google map
July 13

HIV Justice Coalition Monthly Call

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conference Call:
515-739-1015

Passcode:
692662835#
 
July 26

Human Rights: Meeting

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dial: 515-603-3103
Passcode: 167856#
Phone-in & Online
Show in Google map

 

View All Upcoming Task Force Events

Empowering You November Newsletter

WOW! What a great POW! Conference. Thanks to all those who attended. See what you missed and share in the great pics. This issue also includes updates on the case of Michael Johnson who was convicted under MO’s outdated and stigmatizing HIV criminal laws, the illegal lockout bill in STL city, and a welcome to our new board chair! Take a look.

Click for downloadable/printable PDF.

Empowering You – October Newsletter

Check out Empowering You- newsletter from Empower Missouri.

In this issue:

  • Preview our workshops and meet our Superhero Awardees for the 116th Annual Conference: Persisting & Organizing to Win – POW! October 5-6th! Register NOW!
  • Veto Session: were any of Gov. Greitens’ vetoes overridden?
  • How will you honor World Food Day?

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