POWER Poverty Summit — 05.19.16

POWER Poverty Summit — 05.19.16

The city of Philadelphia has declined over the last half century as a major manufacturing hub to one of the poorest cities in the United States. Join us on May 19th, from 8:30 am to 8 pm as we share Philadelphia-based solutions to the deep poverty issue affecting our city.  All of Philadelphia’s leaders have been invited to join us to learn more about the multiple causes of poverty and their tragic consequences. The Summit is being held at The Community College of Philadelphia, 1700 Spring Garden St.  To RSVP, click here.

SCHEDULE

8-9 AM Meet and Great, Program Material
9-10 Video and live testimony from people affected by deep poverty
10:15-12 Black Work Matters: Race, Poverty and the Future of Work How Philadelphia became the poorest city in the country Panel discussion
12-1PM Lunch on your own
1-2 Elected officials respond with some ideas of resolution
2;15-5 BREAK OUT GROUPS HOSTED IN THE AREAS OF
  • a) Racial justice through unions
  • b)Early childhood interventions
  • c)Philly minimum living wage
  • d)Public Banks
  • e)Using city assets to reduce poverty and increase black wealth
  • f)Faith institutions building black wealth
5-6 Dinner on your own or march from center city Sheraton to Community College with Service Unions
6-7:30 A rally will present a poverty platform for the city giving solution s and a bold goal to build a progressive agenda in Philadelphia
Your Old First POWER team encourages you to participate in some or all events.You can register here or on the POWER website.

Old First POWER Leadership