On the final day of the Urban Immersion, we were blessed with a tour of Right 2 Dream Too, an intentional camp site (and a nonprofit organization) that provides refuge and a safe space (Tiny Homes) for Portland’s unhoused community to rest or sleep undisturbed.
Our enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tour guide was Tony, the primary builder (and also a resident) of the site.
The tour and conversation with Tony had us pondering ideas about how (segments of) the University of Portland community might serve and work in solidarity with R2DToo:
Could students help design and/or build tiny homes as a volunteer or capstone project?
Does Physical Plant have surplus or unused materials it could donate?
Might students take volunteer shifts at the camp?