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2018 Poverty Symposium (Sept. 18) – SEACAA

Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

2018 Poverty Symposium

September 18 in Orlando, FL



To kick off SEACAA's 2018 annual conference we are holding a day-long Poverty Symposium.

This day-long event will feature Dr. James Johnson, distinguished UNC professor, sharing his groundbreaking research on poverty & demographics, as well as, perspectives from local college & university students.  With events also built around reaching out to the next generation of poverty-fighters, we will end the day with a poverty simulation, so participants can get a real-world peak at the realities of living in poverty.


Registration/Check-In (8:30–9:00 am)

Keynote Presentation (9:00–11:00 am)
Six Disruptive Demographics That Will Change the Southern United States Forever
Dr. James H. Johnson, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center

Break (11:00–11:15 am)

College Perspectives (11:15 am – 12:00 pm)
Gain insight on college students’ perspectives on poverty issues and solutions.

Lunch on Your Own (12:00–1:30 pm)

The Poverty Simulation Experience – pre-registration required (1:30–5:00 pm)
Gain a better understanding of the realities of poverty through a simulated month-long experience in the life of a low-income family.


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