Saturday, December 19, 2015

“Housing Justice and Community Organizing: Theological and Practical Perspectives": Jill's new course at Azusa Pacific University

Great news!  My wife Jill is offering a course on “Housing Justice and Community Organizing: Theological and Practical Perspectives” at Azusa Pacific University in their Social Work Master’s program (on Tuesday evenings Jan 19 to May 3). She will co-teach this timely course with Alexia Salvatierra, who is the national expert on faith-rooted organizing and has written a book by that title. Jill is also a nationally recognized expert on faith-based affordable housing models and housing policies and has given workshops around the country. Her book "Making Housing Happen" has garnered accolades from housing experts and religious leaders.
          She writes:

"The housing crisis is growing daily, yet no Presidential candidates are talking about it. We need to educate ourselves, our leaders and the faith community about solutions that we know work, if we apply them. This course is designed to provide both a theological and practical framework to address this urgent crisisA recent study indicated that about 13,000 people on public assistance tumble into homelessness every month in Los Angeles County. This is unacceptable. We can and must do more."   

Please contact Jill at for a flyer on her course “Housing Justice and Community Organizing APU Course. ” and consider registering. If you do not live in the area, perhaps you know of others in the LA area who may be interested. The course is half price for those who audit.
She will also send you an application and intent forms needed to apply to be a non-degree seeking student at APU. You would pay a $45 application fee and submit your transcripts. It take a few days. Contact Steve Syverson, M.Div. | Senior Director Graduate and Professional Admissions | Azusa Pacific University, P(626) 815-4579 with any questions. Once approved you can register for the course.

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