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Women Surviving Homelessness
This two-part program covers the moving book
release event for "No Room of Her Own: Women's Stories of
Homelessness, Life, Death and Resistance." Speakers include the book's
author, Desiree Hellegers, associate professor of English and a
founding co-director of the Center for Social and Environmental
Justice at Washington State University Vancouver, and six
narrator-activists whose stories are featured in the book.
The narrators Arnette Adams, Anitra Freeman, Debra Martinson, Jessie
Pedro and Delores Loann Winston, all formerly homeless, are involved
in various efforts for social change in Seattle. For example,
Seattle's Women in Black has stood vigil for more than four hundred
people who have died homeless in one of the most "livable" cities in
the United States. The women read from the book at the April, 2012
event held at the St. Francis Dining Hall in Portland, coordinated by
the Center for Social and Environmental Justice.
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Part 1 (25:56):
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