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Fri. 1 Mar, 2019

Poverty in America Conference

Fri. 1 Mar, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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

Mon. 4 Mar, 2019

Navigating the Legislative Process

Mon. 4 Mar, 2019 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Advocacy is a powerful catalyst for change, but navigating the process can be challenging. Join UPHS, Dr. Saralyn Grass, Executive Director of the Association of Early Learning Coalitions, and Amanda Bowen, President of Nancy Stephens & Associates for a discussion on the best way nonprofit organizations can engage with effective advocacy. Learn the basics of the legislative process, how the surrounding political climate can develop twists and turns along the way, and how nonprofits can become a master of change in the law-making process.

Click here to register for free.

Thu. 7 Mar, 2019

Brehon Family Services' Boots for Babies

Thu. 7 Mar, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brehon Family Services is a local non-profit agency celebrating 41 years of child abuse prevention services in Tallahassee and the Big Bend area. Brehon House supports women in the community who are pregnant and homeless by offering them safe housing, access to education, medical care and child care. This past year we assisted over 1,500 individuals with shelter, family support, and education!

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Tue. 12 Mar, 2019

Thought Leader Forum: Communication and Leadership for Highly Effective Teams

Tue. 12 Mar, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

March 12 Thought Leader Forum

Leadership can make or break an organization. Good leadership however is rooted in the ability to grow and sustain the engagement of people to accomplish something extraordinary. Join us as Mickey S. Moore, UPHS Member and President/CEO of Moore Business Strategies guides a conversation around how a holistic approach to authentic communication and respectable leadership is essential to one’s organizational culture in building highly effective teams. Learn more about his four core competencies for leadership – Expectations, Accountability, Boundaries and Consequences.

Through his evidenced practice of Connectivity & Participation that fosters an internal culture of philanthropy, you will hear first-hand stories from his work with Southern Scholarship Foundation and TMH Foundation that will equip you with guidelines to support more proactive habits among leadership, staff and your board that lead to strong ethical operating practices, as well as, enhanced sustainable relationships – both internally and externally.

Click here to register.

Wed. 13 Mar, 2019

Tallahassee Town Hall: Democracy in America

Wed. 13 Mar, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

There’s nothing more quintessentially American than a town hall meeting. Within its ethos is the important founding principle that political foes must grudgingly become partners as they engage conflicting ideas in order to govern. It’s the old-fashioned spirit of rolling up our sleeves and just getting it done. And this year features new commissioners you’ll want to get to know.

For more information and to register: https://tlh.villagesquare.us/event/town-hall-2019/

Ability1st Presents "Seven (X1) Samurai"

Wed. 13 Mar, 2019 6:30 pm

Ability1st and the Peyton Tuthill Foundation present
David Gaines' hilarious "Seven (X1) Samurai" which has sold out theatre festivals across the continent. The show features one actor, alone on stage, and recreates the experience of the epic film "Seven Samurai" in about an hour. Enjoyed by audiences and critics alike, it's been described as "part Chaplin, part Looney Tunes and more than a little Cirque de Soleil."

Mr. Gaines teaches theater at George Mason University. He currently tours his two most recent solo performance pieces: the circus-themed "A Little Business at the Big Top", and the award-winning samurai epic "Seven (X1) Samurai".

"The Mighty Ted" takes an unflinching and humorous look at Ted Waltmires experiences after suffering a stroke at 56. Its an inspiring musical journey through the highs and lows of dealing with hospitals, therapy, retirement, social security and ultimately re-discovering how to live life fully with the love and support of friends and family.

Ted Waltmire studied improv at Chicago's acclaimed Second City and has served as the musical director for community and college theaters in the Chicago area.

Register Here!

Thu. 14 Mar, 2019

Is Your Organization Prepared? Continuity of Operations Planning

Thu. 14 Mar, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Continuity of Operations Planning is an important part of any organization's risk management efforts. By preparing for the unforeseen, your organization can reduce the impact of the unexpected and ensure less interruption to service delivery. Join UPHS and Marcia Warfel, CEO/Chief Strategist, Maxim Strategies & Solutions to gain a better understanding of why your organization should establish a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) for any emergencies or disasters that affect your ability to operate for any length of time.

Marcia has over 20 years experience in emergency management and has successfully worked 90 state emergencies and 35 Presidentially-declared disasters.

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg3wnbx14d207734&oseq=&c=&ch=

Canteens & Camo

Thu. 14 Mar, 2019 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross along with our Presenting Sponsors Legacy Toyota and Kraft Nissan, are proud to present our 2019 Red Cross Signature Event, Canteens & Camo, on Thursday, March 14th at Flightline. This fundraising and networking opportunity will feature excellent menu, music and dancing, an amazing live auction - and - most importantly, the event will raise money to support your local Chapter's vital programs and services to the Big Bend community.

More info and registration

Fri. 15 Mar, 2019

Human Trafficking Community Training Program

Fri. 15 Mar, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Kearney Center, Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL (due to limited parking carpooling/early arrival advised.)


This certificate program will focus on the knowledge and skills to recognize and assist human trafficking survivors in a variety of settings. Special topics will include issues facing our schools and how to mobilize in schools and higher education to identify and intervene in human trafficking cases in the Big Bend, including how students can mobilize and take action. Registration Information: If interested, send your name and contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Mon. 25 Mar, 2019

UPHS Board of Directors Meeting

Mon. 25 Mar, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Thu. 28 Mar, 2019

Imagining Freedom Culinary Tasting

Thu. 28 Mar, 2019 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Turnbull Center, 555 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL 32301


The “Imagining Freedom Culinary Tasting” is a casual dining event to raise awareness about both labor and sex trafficking in the Big Bend. Food stations, coordinated by Susan Turner and Food Glorious Food, will feature dishes that are slavery-free and not part of food chains that include trafficked labor. Experts will provide insights and answer questions about trafficking and will offer concrete ways guests can help victims of human trafficking.

Registration Information

See www.surviveandthriveadvocacy.org


$100; sponsorships available

INIE Board Recruitment Mixer

Thu. 28 Mar, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free Event!

Audience: Executive Directors, Board members, and General Public

The mixer serves as "speed dating" for those who are interested in serving on the board of a nonprofit organization. Both existing and rising leaders in the community will have the opportunity to mix, mingle and "court" participating nonprofits for the mutual opportunity to serve. Once registered, please complete the questionnaire so that we can pre-plan for your perfect match.

More info and registration

Fri. 29 Mar, 2019

The Impact of Poverty and Community Resources

Fri. 29 Mar, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the FSU College of Social Work on Friday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a panel discussion titled "The Impact of Poverty and Community Resources."


  • Tim Center, Esq., CEO, Capital Area Community Action Agency
  • Freddy Branham, ED, ECHO Outreach Ministries
  • Deborah Lloyd, ED, Good News Outreach
  • Tyler Shannon, Case Manager, FSU Dean of Students Department

This panel discussion brings together local agencies and experts to discuss the prevalence and impact of poverty in the Big Bend area, and explore how these agencies address the poverty that impacts their clients specifically. Students and faculty are invited to come and dialogue with panelists. Refreshments will be provided.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/389394544942363/

Examining the Relationship Between Childhood Victimization, High-Risk Behaviors, and Health Among Criminal Justice - Involved Women

Fri. 29 Mar, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lecture Hall (Room 106)
FSU Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Building
2003 Levy Park
(Free parking)

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgr5rORQdQHRSW9

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