Used with permission from Trenda Loftin
In Part II of our interview with Trenda Loftin.We continued our conversation focused on creating meaningful housing and employmnet opportunities for marginalized members of our cites and towns.
Trenda is a real estate professional and co-founder of the compost coop.
Trenda has a deep passion for community building. This informs the work she does in real estate as she advocates for the right of individuals to reside in a place of dignity and sanctuary while building the foundation for a neighborhood.
Her professional roots are steeped in the theatre. She is also an award-winning consultant to theatrical companies with a focus on arts integrated social justice facilitation. The those of us who hail from an arts background, it’s no surprise Trenda has placed a high priority on inclusion and integration of solutions to address multiple challenges.
The Compost Cooperative is a worker-owned business model serving under-resourced individuals including those recently incarcerated.
In part I of our conversation we focused on the roots of our neighborhoods worse challenges. Our free-flowing conversation is inspiring and loaded with the kind of energy necessary for identifying and then addressing issues of race, class, gender inherent in our system.
We spoke together both about the challenges and also on concrete solutions being implemented throughout our neighborhoods both within and outside of Massachusetts own Pioneer Valley.
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