The First Women Build House

WBBook2It’s Thursday, which means if you’re anywhere on social media today you will probably see the hashtag #tbt which means Throwback Thursday. According to the website, know your meme (a site we highly recommend if you’re ever looking to be “in the know” on a web/social media thing) Throwback Thursday as been looming on the web since somewhere between 2003-2006 and it encourages folks to share old photographs of themselves. (See here for more Throwback Thursday history.)

WBBook1Anyway, seeing that we like the fun of a clean internet meme, we thought we’d make today’s Throwback Thursday Women Build related and share with you pieces from a book loaned to us by the incredible Sheila Sloan. Sheila, and others, helped make possible the first Women Build home in 1995.

WBBook6Sunday we raise the wall on out 10th Women Build house in Rochester, (Everyone is welcome! June 8th, 2pm at 796 Jay Street.) and we can’t believe that it was 19 years ago that we finished the first!

WBBook5Ten Women Build houses, which means ten families whose lives have been forever changed thanks to the women leaders who stepped up to say poverty housing is NOT okay, and we will change the housing system to be fair, equitable, and attainable.

WBBook3We will raise our hammers and drills to work alongside families who believe that hard-work does pay off and the American Dream is still possible.

We will come together as women to support families who are working to break out of poverty and provide a better life for their children. We will learn together, work together, believe together in a world where EVERYONE has a decent place to live.

 

 

 

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