Join FHCO for a no-cost, virtual lunch hour presentation that includes a discussion on the intersection of fair housing and alternatives to the carceral state. We will discuss the ways incarceration impacts housing access, historical connections between housing discrimination and the criminal justice system, and a future that can be imagined through alternatives to mass incarceration.
South & Mid-Willamette Valley Education & Outreach Specialist
Mel holds two masters’ degrees, one from the London School of Economics in Comparative Politics and one from the University of Oregon in Political Science. She studied how racial discrimination impacted the creation of the American welfare state, as well as how veterans are treated in different countries and how they fit in with social services. Aside from her academic work, she has a background in nonprofit work and union organizing, both of which give her a great perspective to bring to FHCO!
Mel has always been passionate about addressing inequality in the United States and working for FHCO allows her to share this passion with the public, educating folks on how they can address and combat institutional inequalities that exist in the United States. She firmly believes that education and knowledge are the best tools to create change.