The Share the Love – Kemptville campaign for awareness about poverty and insecure housing presents an information and community evening at the Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill on Monday, February 22nd, at 7pm.
The event features a representative from Habitat for Humanity -Thousand Islands with information about the new ReStore opening in Kemptville; how a ReStore helps a community, and how people can be
involved or use the ReStore. This brief talk will be followed by three more presentations related to poverty and insecure housing:
“Art as Community Engagement and Voice” – Anne Walsh, art therapist with
ArtnSoul.org will share information about the process of using art as a
learning tool about poverty with the children, and the meaning of their
engagement with the art to them.
” Affordable Housing: Tapping the potential in North Grenville ” – Les
Voakes will cover poverty and the housing impact in rural areas;
information about this area and the importance of the recommendations to
the municipal policy changes, and how people can engage for change. Les
Voakes, has extensive experience in community and non-profit leadership
related to housing, poverty issues and the determinants of health.
– The Kemptville Youth Centre will share information and perspectives
about homelessness and insecure housing: what it means for youth in the
area and what the youth expressed in their art pieces