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How a pastor turned “Not in My Back Yard” to “Yes in God’s Back Yard.”
Methodist Pastor Lisa Williams will explain how she addressed NIMBYism ("Not in My Back Yard") by creating a vision and a plan to build supportive housing on an empty lot on her church’s property (YIGBY-"Yes in God's Back Yard). She will explain how she became a catalyst for building stronger relationships and creating conversations in the community with elected officials, community leaders, service providers and those who are fearful of their homeless neighbors She will address the question: What does it take to transform hearts and minds to make them see the value of housing our unhoused neighbors?

Jun 22, 2021 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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