Commission for Social Development to host Poverty Summit this week

MILWAUKEE – The Commission for Social Development’s poverty summit is back after a year off due to the pandemic.

The theme is “Realities, Reflections and Recovery: Survive and Thrive to 2020”.

The event aims to address topics such as health disparities, social unrest and economic crisis amid the ongoing pandemic by examining evidence-based strategies and the latest tools to expose and disrupt the experience of poverty.

There will be several speakers from across the country during the three day conference.

The event takes place October 19-21 at the Wisconsin Center. A virtual option is also available.

Click here for a link to register.

Social Development CEO Dr George Hinton joined TMJ4 News Today on Sunday, October 17 to discuss the return from the summit.

“Our mission is to make sure that we have a community that is educated not only on the issue of poverty but also to make sure that we can talk about it and maybe mitigate that to make sure there are more people who are successful in our community, ”Hinton said.

The goal, he says, is to dismantle the systems that may cause some people to find themselves trapped in generational poverty.

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Joel C. Hicks