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My thoughts After a Semester of Developing Leadership in Weekly Motels

By Kyra Rehard Note: Kyra served as ACTIONN's intern this past semester, and did an incredible job! She worked tirelessly to build relationships with the members of our Speakers' Bureau and help them develop their stories. Her social work skills allowed her to really delve into the trauma of poverty with them in order to … Continue reading My thoughts After a Semester of Developing Leadership in Weekly Motels

There are so many stories to tell. We’re ready to listen.

We are so excited about the release of our new video giving a glimpse into the lives and stories of weekly motel residents in Washoe County. Thanks to our volunteers Azzi and Vera, we were able to complete this video despite the limitations of our non-profit budget. It gives us the opportunity to provide people … Continue reading There are so many stories to tell. We’re ready to listen.

Relationships Matter: an update on the Weekly Organizing Initiative

The basis of community organizing is relationships. Some of us came out the womb with a sign in hand, ready to attend our first protest. For most people though, the pressures of everyday life supersede the importance of structural change. This is especially true for the people most affected by the issues that we fight … Continue reading Relationships Matter: an update on the Weekly Organizing Initiative

What Now? The Continued Conversation After DACA Ends.

On September 5th, 2017, we received the anticipated, but hurtful news that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (better known as DACA) program would be rescinded. The announcement came early that morning through United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Within his brief statement, Sessions not only informed Americans of the programs end; he also managed … Continue reading What Now? The Continued Conversation After DACA Ends.

Weekly Motel Residents Should be Leading Conversations about Affordable Housing

ACTIONN is working to make that happen. By Aria Overli As the Economic Justice organizer for ACTIONN, I have been tasked with organizing the weekly motels. Due to its size, connections with current residents, and access to its residents, we identified a weekly motel to begin our organizing efforts. At this motel, I have begun … Continue reading Weekly Motel Residents Should be Leading Conversations about Affordable Housing