Events and Activities
Juneteenth Freedom Parade, Saturday June 15, 2019- Wilmington, DE
Join HerStory Ensemble and other Delaware community groups and organizations as we participate in the 2019 Juneteenth Freedom Parade and Festival in the Park.
Time: 11:00 Am
Departing from: Kirkwood Park -11th & Pine Street, Wilmington, DE
Ending at: Christina Park -4th & Church Street, Wilmington, DE
Come march with us as we carry our banner as a reminder of those who are experiencing homelessness, housing instability, and the need for more affordable and low-income housing.
We Are Empowered To End Homelessness
National Right To Housing Forum- June 5-6, 2019, Washington, D.C.
Members of HerStory Ensemble attended the National Forum On The Human Right To Housing. People who are currently homeless or formerly homeless, attorneys, government officials, and other advocates from across the country discussed strategies, state and local homeless bill of rights, and other guidance or policies on addressing homelessness. The conversation also focused on the criminalization of people experiencing homelessness, and the “I Ask For Help Because”panhandling campaign. The campaign’s goal is to move as many cities as possible away from the crimnalization of panhandling, and toward more constructive alternatives. Fees, fines, and arrest from criminalization can serve as barriers to people who need to ask for help when seeking employment and housing.
The National Right to Housing Forum is convened each year by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP). HerStory Ensemble has worked collaboratively with NLCHP to raise awareness, provide education, and address unjust, discriminatory policies and practiced based on housing status. We continue to serve as a member of the national steering committee for their “Housing Not Handcuffs” campaign (housingnothandcuffs.org).
To learn more about the work of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty visit https://nlchp.org.
May 31, 2019 -Delaware Public Media (NPR) Story on Eviction Features HerStory Ensemble Member and Much More. . .
HerStory Ensemble member Iris Oneal’s story of landlord retaliation and eviction is featured in this news article focused on eviction in Delaware. Thank you Iris for sharing the impact of eviction on you and your family to bring more awareness to the issue. We at HerStory Ensemble will continue to speak to the need for more homeless prevention measures, and for protection of the dignity, humanity and rights of people experiencing homelessness, and at risk of homelessness. To read or hear Iris’ story go https://www.delawarepublic.org/post/advocates-argue-delaware-court-processes-blame-states-high-eviction-rates