Our Faith. Our Advocacy: Homeless Rights and Housing Justice

A video introduction to the work of Keynote Speaker Dr. DeBorah Gilbert White, advocate for the homeless


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ECS-NJ’s 3rd Summit on Building & Equipping the Beloved Community

Our Faith. Our Advocacy: Homeless Rights and Housing Justice

Saturday, October 16
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
On Zoom


This two-hour summit designed specifically for faith-based groups, organizations, and outreach ministries, expands the narrative connected to homelessness, housing insecurity, and lifts housing as a human right. Developed and led by people with the lived experience of homelessness, social justice advocates, along with diversity, inclusion, and equity specialists, the summit provides guidance for movement beyond charity to advocacy supporting social change. 

Participants Will:

  • Explore individual and community myths, stereotypes, biases, prejudgments (prejudices) connected to poverty and homelessness.
  • Discuss strategies that prevent homelessness, and that support those who have experienced homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness.
  • Identify how faith communities can be better allies and advocates for homeless rights and housing justice. 


Join emcee Derek Minno-Bloom this Saturday for the ECS Summit, as the ECS Advisory Council shares the recipients of the recent cycle of the ECS Grant and keynote speaker Dr. DeBorah Gilbert White provides an interactive presentation on homeless rights and housing justice.

The Summit is free, but registration is required. To learn more, visit here and check out the recordings from prior Summits here.

We look forward to seeing you.

About Dr. Gilbert White

DeBorah Gilbert White is a diversity and inclusion specialist, social justice and community advocate for people experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or formerly homeless. She is founder of HerStory Ensemble LLC, an awareness, education, and advocacy community-based group focused on women and homelessness. She serves as a member of the National Coalition for the Homeless Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau, where she shares her story and work connected to homelessness. HerStory Ensemble LLC is a member organization of the National Coalition for the Homeless, Delaware Continuum of Care (DE CoC), and the Delaware H.O.M.E.S. (Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, Equity, Stability) Campaign. She and her organization work as advocates locally and nationally for protective homeless policy and legislation. DeBorah’s experience with shelter homelessness led to her advocacy work for homeless rights and housing justice. She has been working in community since 2012 toward a Delaware Bill of Rights for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness, and to dismantle stereotypes, myths, and misinformation about homelessness. Her work continues today to eliminate discrimination based on housing status, to stop the criminalization of homelessness, and to promote more low-income and affordable housing. Dr. Gilbert White is author of Beyond Charity: A Sojourner’s Reflections on Homelessness, Advocacy, Empowerment and Hope.