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Hazael Andrew | September 26, 2019

We at World View are excited to host our fall symposium on confronting poverty globally and locally for community college educators. The program is slated for November 13-14 at the Friday Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Poverty has always been present in the United States and around the world and its causes are numerous. With a focus on health and economic development, food insecurity, and entrepreneurship resources, this symposium will allow participants to become more aware of the worldwide challenges of poverty and learn about resources to combat its presence. Participants will gain resources via engaging plenary talks and breakout sessions while having the unique opportunity to build a network of colleagues who are passionate about alleviating poverty in their counties and state. Specifically, sessions will address supporting students who may be impoverished, entrepreneurship resources for community colleges, strategies to start a food pantry, global food aid initiatives, addressing equity on campus through poverty simulation, and much more.

To demonstrate the numerous ways community college leaders can work with stakeholders to address poverty, the symposium will feature a panel discussion with community college presidents. This panel discussion will seek to build networks and linkages among educators towards the common goal of reducing poverty in North Carolina. By raising awareness and sharing strategies to combat poverty at this symposium, we at World View are hopeful that educators at community colleges will feel more prepared to support all students on their respective campuses.

There will be a reception at 5:00 p.m. on November 13 to allow participants to meet educators from various World View partner institutions.

Please register TODAY as spots are filling quickly.