with Jacquelle Davis
October 24, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | Cottage Grove Community Center
700 E. Gibbs Ave., Cottage Grove OR 97424
Housing and homelessness is a visible and divisive issue in local media, in politics, and across different communities within our state. Many of us were experiencing housing instability and economic uncertainty even during the “boom” times before the current crisis. This conversation will explore common assumptions and perspectives about the experience of houselessness/homelessness and seek to answer the question, How do we decide who “belongs” in our community?
Jacquelle Cherise Davis is an actor, fight and intimacy choreographer, and social services professional. She was born and raised in Portland. Jacquelle operates between the liminal spaces of art and community. She was an ensemble member for Theatre Vertigo and has worked as a shelter advocate, case manager, and housing specialist for the houseless community. She is also the program director for From The Ground UP: A Research And Development Center for New Art. Her passion is community and creating connections. Jacquelle currently works as an engagement coordinator for the Menlo Park Safe Rest Village. She believes in true accessibility, that housing is a human right, and that art saves lives.
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