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New York State Community Action Association’s (NYSCAA) 8th Annual Symposium on Poverty and Economic Security

NYSERDA is a sponsor of this event.

Description

NYSCAA's 8th Annual Symposium on Poverty and Economic Security will be held in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

Nearly 50 years ago the Economic Opportunity Act was passed, launching the war on poverty with a call to eliminate “the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty.” President Lyndon Johnson declared that the “richest nation on earth can afford to win; and can’t afford to lose” this war. He committed to making sure “not a community in America will be able to ignore the poverty in its midst.”

In 2014 NYSCAA will recognize this 50 year anniversary and undertake a statewide public education and outreach tour to confront the myths and misconceptions about poverty and to highlight the successful anti-poverty programs and community and family services provided by Community Action Agencies (CAAs).

April 2 will feature keynote speaker Sister Simone Campbell, the Executive Director of NETWORK, a Catholic organization dedicated to social and economic justice. In 2010, Sister Simone wrote the acclaimed “nuns’ letter” supporting health care reform and launched the famous Nuns on the Bus tour.

The morning of April 3 will be the kick-off of the New York State Community Action From Poverty to Opportunity Tour 2014 while the afternoon will provide the opportunity to visit legislators.

Join your colleagues to explore issues affecting low-income families, learn about the work being done to combat poverty, and help launch the 2014 Poverty Tour.

Registration is required.

Location

Empire State Plaza "Well" of the Legislative Office Building
198 State Street
Albany, NY 12210

Date(s)

04/02/2014 to 04/03/2014
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Web Site

www.nyscaaonline.org/

Contact

Patricia Sawyer
NYSCAA
(518) 690-0491 x27
psawyer@nyscommunityaction.org

Cost

Admission Fee Applies
Registration/RSVP is required

Last Updated: 07/22/2013