Poverty Conference
Friday Mar 13, 2020 09:00 AM
Friday, Mar 13, 2020 04:00 PM

Location: Lansing Community College 422 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933

Date: March 13, 2020

Time: Registration begins at 9 AM; event ends at 4 PM.

Cost of $30 includes Continental breakfast, lunch and a copy of the "Bridges Out of Poverty" book

Event Description: When pressed, many of us can come up with a technical definition of poverty. But the experience of living in poverty and the day-to-day choices and sacrifices that must be made is difficult to understand.

Join the Junior League of Lansing to learn about what poverty means to our community.

Our day begins with an interactive poverty workshop, where each attendee will have the chance to experience the difficult decisions that someone in poverty faces.

Lunch will be provided from noon to 1 PM.

Following lunch, there will be breakout forums where community partners will answer moderator and attendee questions to start the discussion about what poverty looks like in our area. Panelists and moderators have been secured from the following organizations:

Capital Area Michigan Works Child & Family Services Coalition Against Homelessness Cristo Rey Community Center Davies Project Greater Lansing Food Bank Habitat for Humanity Haven House Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Michigan Public Health Institute MSU Food Bank Lansing School District Michigan Public Health Institute Weekend Survival Kits Women’s Center of Greater Lansing

To end the day, Terie Dreussi Smith, one of the authors of "Bridges Out of Poverty" and a national poverty advocate, will help us bring everything together into a cohesive framework on the best practices to combat poverty.

Additional Information: Parking is free at LCC for our event.

Lansing Community College 422 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933

Justine Bell