If you were to look at the tiny house movement - at the workshops, conferences, and speaker panels - you might wonder if people of color are involved in the movement. Why yes, we absolutely are! We're here, we're embracing the lifestyle, and we're doing fabulous things, but we aren't always included or invited to the tiny house tables. Not only are we here - we're strong, we're innovative, we're tiny house trailblazers, and we're collaborating to change that - as well as build our own tables.
Diversity, inclusion and representation matter and are all important (see here for an article on this). While we’ve worked hard to try to educate and encourage the larger tiny house community to listen to and be mindful of our concerns, we find that our voices often fall on deaf ears and most recently have even been met with threatening resistance. (You can read about what happened with those efforts and one of the national tiny house events here)
Not ones to go where we’re not welcome, we’re instead working with others who get it, those who value diversity and who understand building true community. As such we’re planning a series of talks over the next few months, “Art, Culture, Creativity and Tiny Houses” to help bring diverse voices, diversity awareness and representation to the larger community. The events in Washington, DC and New Orleans, LA were wonderful and well received and we'd like to continue sharing with other communities.
We are fundraising to pay for our events and to support the travel costs to host our event in various cities, with the next event being planned for Charlotte, NC. Funds donated will also be used towards the production of a video about diversity in the tiny house movement that can be shared.
Thank you in advance for your support!
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