Often, we have to advocate to our lawmakers for the people we serve. Whether it be calling those who represent us in congress or attending events at the capital or elsewhere, our work is never done.

Do you want to be a part of that?

There is strength in numbers and we love it when people join us in our advocacy.

If you’d like to advocate, keep an eye on this page; we’ll update every time there is a new opportunity to advocate. If you’d like to be updated when there are new opportunities, email Anna: a.cisewski@houseofcharity.org

Upcoming Opportunities

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Now thru Jan. 20 - Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis (EXHIBIT)

Date: August 23-January 20

Time: museum hours

Location: Hennepin History Museum (2303 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis)

This groundbreaking exhibit explores the history of racial housing discrimination in Minneapolis through the stories of three black families. Now showing at the Hennepin History museum through January 20More info here.

December 14 - 10th Annual ULI MN Housing Summit

Date: December 14, 2018

Time: 8am-11am

Location: Dorsey and Whitney (50 S. 6th Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402)

Why Housing Messages are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It
The recent Minnesota Housing Task Force set a goal to add 300,000 new homes of all types, prices, and locations by 2030. This will mean more units built in more places, connected to transportation networks and employment centers. How will we adapt and lead?

Panel:
Colleen Carey, President, The Cornerstone Group (Moderator)
Lisa Bender, Minneapolis City Council President
John Breitinger, Cushman & Wakefield
Janne Flisrand, Neighbors for More Neighbors
Maria Regan Gonzales, Richfield City Council Member

View event details and register HERE.

December 20 - 2018 Homeless Memorial March and Service

Date: December 20, 2018

Time: 5pm

Location: Hennepin County Government Center (3rd Avenue South & 5th Street South, Minneapolis)

The march route: The Homeless Memorial March is about three miles long. The march will follow 5th Street South westward to Nicollet Avenue and proceed south to 28th Street.

The Minneapolis Police Department provides escort cars to stop traffic as the marchers cross the streets. However, we ask marchers to pay attention to where they are walking during the march. There will be a van following the march to pick up anyone who needs assistance completing the route. Hot chocolate will be available at the start of the march and half-way along the route.  

What happens at the Homeless Memorial March? 

Signs to honor those who have died: At the Government Center Plaza, marchers will see signs displaying the names of those who have died during the last year. You are encouraged to take a sign to carry during the march.  

Please refrain from bringing signs with political, religious, or other messages. We support and encourage religious and political dialogue. However, this event is about honoring those who have died.

Cards: Cards that explain the purpose of the march will be available. If someone asks what is happening, you may hand them one of the cards. 

At 5:00 p.m. a speaker will make a few comments. Following this message, the marchers will leave the Government Center Plaza heading west along 5th Street, then south along Nicollet Avenue. Marchers will follow the route silently through downtown and south to Simpson United Methodist Church. 

Click here to view a video about the Homeless Memorial March. 

View all the event details HERE.

March 13 - Homeless Day on the Hill

Date: March 13, 2019

Time: 8am-3pm

Location: Minnesota State Capitol

On March 13, hundreds of Minnesotans gather at the capitol to meet with legislators to speak with them about the issue of homelessness and to ask them to support our work.

View all the event details HERE.