Saturday, March 29, 2014
Nearly 50,000,000 children and adults in this country live in poverty. They live each day without the basic need items the rest of us take for granted. No food, no bed in which to sleep, no clothes for work or school - poverty creates a different world for our neighbors. We can solve this crisis, no question about it. On Saturday, March 29, 2014, we will come together to plan how to do just that. The National Conference on Ending Poverty, presented by A Wider Circle, in partnership with Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships, will focus on solutions. The conference will highlight innovative, on-the-ground approaches to ending poverty and connect attendees with concrete ways to engage. Featured speakers include: • Dave Phillips, Co-Founder, Cincinnati Works • Dr. Pamela Loprest, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute • Jeffrey Faulkner, President, Ways to Work • Tonya Jackson Smallwood, President and CEO, Family Matters of Greater Washington • Scott Miller, CEO, Circles USA • Aaron Bartley, Executive Director, PUSH Buffalo Cubby Graham of charity: water will also share his organization’s incredible story and groundbreaking international relief work for those in poverty. You will hear from individuals living in poverty, as well as be welcomed by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. The conference will be moderated by Washington Post columnist and CNN and MSNBC commentator, Dana Milbank.
- When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 (10:00 AM)
- Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910 map
- Fee: $20 regular; $10 students
- Contact: Mark Bergel, (301) 608-3504
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