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Month Flat Week Day
Date: Friday, March 01, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Categories: Partner Events*

Join the FSU College of Social Work and the Institute for Human Studies at George Mason University on Friday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the "Poverty in America: Critical Perspectives on Causes, Effects and Possible Solutions."

Considered one of the richest countries in the world, the United State has more than 3.2 million people living in poverty. This conference explores the broad impacts of poverty on society (economic, social, cognitive and artistic) and possible resolutions to address it. The interactive format of this conference encourages dialogue among participants to explore collaborative problem-solving and critical feedback.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Register at http://bit.ly/PovertyConference2019

Continuing education credits is also available for social work practitioners.

Contact: Tomi Gomory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Coffee & Light Breakfast - 8:00-8:30 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks (James Clark, Carol Edwards, Provost) - 8:30-9:00 AM

Freedom as the Power to Say No: Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income - 9:00-10:00 AM
Presenter: Karl Widerquist

Coffee Break - 10:00-10:15 AM

Three Approaches to Fostering Financial Capability - 10:15-11:30 AM
Presenters: David Stiffler, Jennie Jones, Kirby Burkholder

Lunch - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Achieving Economic Equality in the Criminal Justice System - 12:30-1:30 PM
Presenter: Carrie Pettus-Davis

Coffee Break - 1:30-1:45 PM

Breakout Sessions - 1:45-3:00 PM

Poverty and Women
Presenters: Melissa Radey & Carol Edwards
Presenters: Monique Ellsworth & Tomi Gomory

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