Kristin Nicely Colangelo is a formally homeless mother of three. She has organized poor and homeless families for the past 16 years. She is the coordinator of the University of the Poor’s Homeless Union History Project that
facilitates and supports poor and homeless organizing nationally which includes the organization of Homeless Unions. She is a member of the Coordinating Committee and Co-Chair of Political Education for the New Jersey Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and a member of the Kairos Center’s Education Committee.

Past Classes with Kristin Nicely-Colangelo

March 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am

The Poor Organizing the Poor: Lessons from the National Union of the Homeless

The course will cover the context for the rise of the National Union of the Homeless, the history of the movement, lessons from its successes and failures, and the organizing approach it helped to define
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Tompkins Square
October 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Lessons from the National Union of the Homeless

This one-day course is an introduction to the National Union of the Homeless (NUH) - an organization led by homeless individuals and families which was active from the mid-80’s to the early 90’s, and came to include some of the key leaders of the Tompkins Square Park encampment.
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