Members of the community are being called on to get engaged with the fight on poverty. They are being invited to take part in the 4th Annual Symposium on Poverty Wednesday, November 10.
The daylong session will be held from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Italian Conference Center and will focus discussions on challenges facing low-income residents and the impact on the entire Milwaukee area. The Social Development Commission and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will present the results of a recently held Community Needs Assessment study as part of the day.
The Symposium will also feature opportunities for attendees to take part in a number of Community Education sessions. Those sessions include the topics of reducing homelessness, the impact of health issues on the poor, approaches to cutting back on joblessness, reducing the impact of lead poisoning on the low-income, and how an engaged community fosters healthy relationships.
Organizers for the Symposium are seeking a wide range of participants and input ranging from public officials and business representatives to youth and students to community based organizations. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to register before November 3rd by going to the Social Development Commission website and clicking on the link for the Symposium on Poverty.