Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Learning about housing in the Central neighborhood

Today our Mural Leaders met with Chris Gray of Occupy Homes MN and learned about issues of home ownership and foreclosure in the Central neighborhood. At least one of our students lives next to a home that has been foreclosed on, and all of our students were already at least somewhat familiar with the issue.

The mood in the room got a little crazy as they spoke more- the topic brought up a lot of personal memories with our students, and they soon were sharing stories of family and friends who had experienced foreclosure and homelessness.

Thanks to Chris for coming out to Green Central and sharing knowledge with our students! The question now is how might this information get worked into the mural design?

Some pictures from today:

We learn, and we have fun while we're doing it!

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