This event is hosted by HLC and SV@Home as part of Affordable Housing Month 2021.
Join this discussion following up on the Conversation with Richard Rothstein, Author of “The Color of Law”
Jacklyn Joanino-Sipat from the City of San José Housing Department will facilitate the conversation.
Jacklyn Joanino-Sipat currently leads the Policy, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives for the City of San José Housing Department, where she coordinates the department’s equity team and works to increase the department’s capacity to advance racial equity in its policies, processes, and programs. Her career in housing and equity began at a young age through her own lived experience of housing instability. Jacklyn has worked in city government for 8 years, and has worked in the areas of fair housing, anti-displacement, and emergency management. In her previous role as a housing policy aide for Councilmember Donald Rocha, she worked on key equity policies such as the City’s Wage Theft Ordinance, Apartment Rent Ordinance, Tenant Protection Ordinance, and Source of Income Non-Discrimination Ordinance.
She previously served on the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women and the CEDAW Women’s Bill of Rights Taskforce, where she advanced recommendations to combat housing discrimination toward women with children, and to maintain housing vouchers for homeless women after incarceration. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Sacred Heart Community Services and was a previous organizer with the Disaster Support Network for the Philippines and LEAD Filipino’s Fly Pinays Leadership Summit. She is passionate about community-led policy making and housing justice. She believes that together, we can build a beautiful future.
Fun fact: Jacklyn is a registered yoga teacher and enjoys guiding meditations for those who work tirelessly for a more equitable world.
The HAC is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.
This event is hosted by Housing Leadership Council and SV@Home as part of Affordable Housing Month 2021.