The War on Poverty in America: A Fifty Year Perspective and Opportunities for the Future

/The War on Poverty in America: A Fifty Year Perspective and Opportunities for the Future

november, 2015

13nov8:00 am12:00 pmThe War on Poverty in America: A Fifty Year Perspective and Opportunities for the Future

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Event Details

Presented as part of the semi-annual staff training program for ADVOCAP, the Community Action Agency serving Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Winnebago Counties in Wisconsin. This presentation will explore the historical context and ideas behind initiating the War on Poverty; the basic components of the War on Poverty; how it evolved in the short term and long term; the hurdles it overcame; its successes and disappointments; and the impact on poverty of the changing economic environment over the last 35 years. The program will then present some ideas and approaches which can be used in the future to continue to give people in poverty the opportunity to succeed for themselves and their families.

Time

(Friday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Green Lake Conference Center

Green Lake, WI

Presenter

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Presented by: Robert Beezat who worked for the Office of Economic Opportunity in the 1960’s. He is currently the Board President of SEED – Sustainable Edible Economic Development, Inc, a subsidiary organization of the Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency.

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