Cup o' Justice Presents "The Place We Call Home: Affordable Housing in Johnson County" with Sara Barron

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
347 Old Capitol Room (Formerly Minnesota Room) Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
125 North Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
This event is Advantage Iowa approved.

Honoring the rich tradition of activism at the University of Iowa and in the surrounding community, Cup o’ Justice is a year-long series of discussions designed to bring change leaders together in shared learning.  Each event promotes intergenerational and interdisciplinary dialogue about social justice, civil rights, and civic engagement.  

Come join us for our next session "The Place We Call Home: Affordable Housing in Johnson County" with Sara Barron, executive director of the Johnson County Housing Coalition.

Quality, affordable housing improves our physical, mental, and financial health. Stable housing is fundamental for the success of Johnson County residents of all ages. Yet 53% of county residents are “cost-burdened” by their housing. Sara Barron, Executive Director of the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition, will discuss the importance of affordable housing, the education our community needs on housing issues, and advocacy efforts that will lead to better housing options—housing that will make it possible for all of us to find our “home” in Johnson County.

For two decades, Sara Barron has been working alongside other individuals and families to create a safe, welcoming community where everyone can thrive. Sara served as the Director of Volunteer Programs at the Rape Victim Advocacy Program and the Community Relations Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of before joining the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition as Executive Director. She is active in the Coalition for Racial Justice and the Johnson County Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee. A graduate of The University of Iowa, Barron lives in Iowa City with her wife Melissa and their two children, ages 15 and 13.

This is an Advantage Iowa Approved event.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Dana Dominguez in advance at 353-2388 or by email dana-dominguez@uiowa.edu.