Building Futures Symposium
Charlotte is facing an affordable housing crisis. Ensuring all Charlotteans have a decent place to live requires creative collaboration from policymakers, organizations, and community members. Aiming to bring these bright minds together, Habitat Charlotte presents its third annual Building Futures Symposium, a public conversation on affordable housing in our city.
This year, Habitat Charlotte welcomes Dr. Tererai Trent – scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, and author. Growing up in rural Zimbabwe, Dr. Trent dreamed of an education. As she pursued her dream, Dr. Trent partnered with Habitat for Humanity to become a homeowner when she moved to America for college. Dr. Trent’s compelling story encourages people to fight for their own dreams, as well as the dreams of others. Internationally renowned for her work, Dr. Trent exemplifies the goal of the Symposium: to foster learning and inspiration towards understanding the role of affordable housing in advancing a just society.