Poverty Conference

March 13, 2020

Lansing Community College
422 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

Time: Registration begins at 9 a.m.; event ends at 4 p.m.

Tickets: $30 each (purchase here)  (includes continental breakfast, lunch and a copy of the “Bridges Out of Poverty” book)

When pressed, many of us can come up with a technical definition of poverty. But the experience of living in poverty and the day-to-day choices and sacrifices that must be made is difficult to understand.

Join the Junior League of Lansing to learn about what poverty means to our community. Our day begins with an interactive poverty workshop, where each attendee will have the chance to experience the difficult decisions that someone in poverty faces.

Lunch will be provided from noon to 1 p.m. Following lunch, there will be breakout forums where community partners will answer moderator and attendee questions to start the discussion about what poverty looks like in our area. Panelists and moderators have been secured from the following organizations:

Capital Area Michigan Works
Child & Family Services
Coalition Against Homelessness
Cristo Rey Community Center
Davies Project
Greater Lansing Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity
Haven House
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan Public Health Institute
MSU Food Bank
Lansing School District
Michigan Public Health Institute
Weekend Survival Kits
Women’s Center of Greater Lansing

To end the day, Terie Dreussi Smith, one of the authors of “Bridges Out of Poverty” and a national poverty advocate, will help us bring everything together into a cohesive framework on the best practices to combat poverty.

Additional Information: Parking is free at LCC for our event.

Purchase Tickets Here