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Minnesota Poverty: Call to Action

The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development is one of numerous sponsors for this upcoming conference. As most of you are aware, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's State of the Union address calling on the nation to launch an "unconditional war on poverty." This address signaled a renewed national commitment to fighting poverty through targeted policy resulting in programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, Pell Grants, expansions to Social Security and nutrition assistance. This conference is intended to celebrate this anniversary and renew efforts by debunking false claims and putting forward a proactive vision about how to end poverty.

Minnesota Poverty: Call to Action
Thursday, May 1, 2014
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saint Paul River Centre | 175 West Kellogg Blvd |Saint Paul, MN 55102


The website includes all the information you'll need, including schedule, all confirmed speakers, and hotel blocks.

Who Should Attend?

Minnesotans from public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors will gather for a one-day event to learn about the history of the War on Poverty, rededicate efforts, and commit to current anti-poverty movements happening in Minnesota and across the country. Breakout sessions on disparities in poverty will be organized around race/ethnicity, age (youth and seniors), place (rural, urban, and suburban), gender, and veteran status.

Planning Committee

Minnesota Community Action Partnership, AARP, A Minnesota Without Poverty, Children's Defense Fund, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties, Greater Twin Cities United Way, Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, and University of Minnesota Extension
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