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How’s the Weather?

Recently one of the 1 in Four Founders had the opportunity to participate in an event put on by the homelessness initiative How's The Weather titled 'Why Gender? Empowering Women in the Fight Against Homelessness and for More Affordable Housing' . How's the weather?

This is a great article about the event written by Jana Rees on behalf of the United Way. Give it a read to find out what took place at this inspiring day of sharing and learning.

The day was sponsored by Cable 14 and they conducted many interviews during the day, including those of participants with lived experience of homelessness.

Feel free to check out all the interviews from that event on the How's the Weather website .

Here is 1 in Four Co-Founder Cassandra J. Henry being interviewed by Laura Babcock :

Cassandra has been invited to sit in an advisory capacity to give feedback to the How's the Weather initiative. We would love to hear from you about how homelessness may have impacted your life, personally or those you know. Comment below and let us know. We would be more than happy to take this feedback to the group.

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About cass

34y/o single mother of one. A survivor of Domestic Violence; an advocate for change to the current Canadian legal system -- stronger sentencing for perpetrators of DV crimes. I believe in advocacy as a means to change. I believe in using your voice to make a difference. I believe in standing up for what is right and standing up for those who can't. I believe in educating young girls and boys of the future generations that there is always a choice and that violence is not the right choice. "Be the change you wish to see in the world" -- Gandhi.

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One Response to How’s the Weather?

  1. cjw May 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Cass, you express yourself so well in that video and paint such a real picture of the reality so many of us have faced. You’re right, living in a shelter because you are unable to return to your home for reasons of Domestic Violence does, indeed mean that you are homeless. That’s a staggering thought for so many of us who may not have seen homelessness in that light. Once again, it challenges our perceptions. Thanks for sharing your story so beautifully and bravely.

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