Memphis Habitat is actively working to revive our Women Build initiative. In 2021, we will host a conversation series designed to bring awareness to issues facing women and girls in our community and around the world. We’ll share more ways to engage in the coming months. In the meantime, we want to invite you to watch a conversation hosted by Habitat for Humanity International.
During Women's Health Week (May 10-14), Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis hosted a discussion looking at the issues women face - internationally and locally - through the lens of Habitat for Humanity International's WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) initiative and right here in the Mid-South. We discussed how health issues, housing concerns and gender equality are intertwined.
Our participants will include:
• Dr. Kendra G. Hotz (She/Her)
Robert R. Waller Chair of Population Health; Director, Health Equity Program; Associate Professor, Religious Studies; Rhodes College
• Dr. John Apambilla Akudago
Director, International Shelter Initiatives, Habitat for Humanity International
• Chris Reeder Young
Senior Research & Evaluation Manager, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis (moderator)
Click here to watch a recording of the webinar!
Click the images below to view Dr. Akudago and Dr. Hotz's presentations.
During International Women Build Week (March 8-15), Habitat for Humanity International hosted a discussion about what the pandemic has revealed and changed about the status of women, and about how safe, decent and healthy housing has never been more important in supporting their stability and opportunity.
The webinar's participants included: Preeti Das, Additional Director at Karnavati University; Jenna Elfman, Actress and Habitat supporter; Katherine O’Regan, Professor of public policy and planning at New York University; and Adrienne Goolsby, Senior Vice President, U.S. and Canada at Habitat for Humanity International (moderator).
Click here to watch the recording!
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To learn more about how you can be involved in or support our Women Build initiative, please contact Sherry Rout, government relations & advocacy, at email@example.com or 901-322-3552.
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