Topeka Community Conversation on Poverty

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"If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless." ~ Adrienne Rich

What science tells us about poverty - From Slate.comHigher education -- From Blog

The second annual Topeka Community Conversation on Poverty is June 16

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Don't miss the VISTA 50th Anniversary TCCOP.  This day-long un-conference session will allow you to share ideas, get ideas and have meaningful conversation with others passionate about poverty alleviation in our community. You can help move our community closer to poverty elimination.

Join us, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 in the Washburn University Memorial Union.

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Learn more about VISTA's 50 year's of working to make poverty history.

At the first TCCOP, in June 2014, more than 150 of us engaged in conversations about all facets of poverty in Topeka. Through small group work and whole group collaboration, we identified barriers and potential solutions.

Read the executive summary from the first TCCOP.


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