6/14/17 OAKLAND, CA - The YIMBYtown 2017 conference hosted by East Bay Forward will feature Laura Loe as a keynote speaker.

Laura Loe (Bernstein) is an educator, artist, and activist living in Seattle. Her writing has appeared in The Urbanist, The Seattle Globalist, South Seattle Emerald, and International Examiner. She was elected to the Sierra Club's Seattle Group in 2016 and chairs their housing work group. She is passionate about womxn urbanist voices, climate justice, community ownership, equitable community development and renters' rights. Laura has organized independently behind more inclusive, equitable housing policies, including Seattle's Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA).

The full schedule for YIMBYtown is available now at and features topics such as using art & storytelling in activism, how to organize through a crisis, and learning from San Francisco's housing mistakes. There's still time to register at

East Bay Forward is an unincorporated coalition of advocates dedicated to solving the housing-affordability crisis in the Bay Area. Find out more at or email for further details.