The chair of the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society says members hope their People’s School will bring a diverse group of people together to talk about the state of affordable housing.
Colleen Cameron says it’s an important initiative that needs to be discussed for a variety of reasons, primarily relating to access to affordable housing.
Cameron tells The Hawk they’re not bringing experts- instead, they want residents to learn and share with each other.
“It’s important because we’re talking about people’s knowledge- people have knowledge about these issues,” she says. “Bringing people together to talk about it collectively enables us to understand, critically analyze it, then collectively come up with solutions.”
Cameron says there’s been People’s Schools for a variety of topics in the past, including health and economy.
She says they hope ideas discussed lead to success in the community.
“I’d say the hope is that people will gain new insight and ideas at this People’s School, and will be spurred (into) action.”
The event gets underway at St. Ninian Place at 10 a.m. Saturday.