The 2019 Faith & Poverty Conference, presented by The Cooperative Ministry, brings together representatives from the Columbia faith community for information and conversations about poverty and solutions to poverty in our city.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Busby Street Community Center, 1735 Busby Street, Columbia, SC
$5 per person registration fee. Register below and pay at the door.
Breakfast and Lunch served.
Each topic will include presented information and table conversations about the topic.
The Context of Poverty
Mindy Jamison, Professional Speaker, Generational Poverty
Former Director, Friendship Center, Des Moines, IA
Hunger Issues in Columbia
Carrie Draper, Research Associate, Arnold School of Public Health, USC
Sarah Moran Nevarez, Director, Supportive Health Services, The Cooperative Ministry
Jobs, Wages and Barriers for Employment
Dee Albritton, Fast Forward, Columbia
Poverty in the Midlands, What’s Being Done?
Wanda Pearson, Chief Program Officer, The Cooperative Ministry
Rev. Dr. Ellen Skidmore, Senior Pastor, Forest Lake Presbyterian Church
A special thanks to our event sponsors
MISSION FOR THE MIDLANDS
To increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs.