August 8, 2022

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National Coalition for the Homeless names Stetson professor

The newest president of the Nationwide Coalition for the Homeless, the country’s oldest business committed to supporting people who are homeless and hungry, is a common encounter in DeLand, significantly at Stetson College.

Rajni Shankar-Brown, a professor and the Jessie Ball duPont endowed chair of Social Justice Education and learning, was recently elected the nonprofit’s president, a purpose she’ll hold for a 12 months. She’s held other management roles on the organization’s board about the previous 10 years.

Shankar-Brown, who life in DeLand, hopes to dispel stereotypes about who is homeless and stimulate communities to stop practices that additional damage people who now are struggling.

“We proceed to normally blame men and women who are dealing with poverty and homelessness and decide and criticize and practically criminalize as a substitute of aiding and knowledge the systemic concerns that are building this national crisis and a disaster that is incredibly substantially magnified in the point out of Florida,” Shankar-Brown claimed in a telephone interview Thursday.