Antipoverty advocates to stage summit

The 2013 Poverty Summit will be April 9 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

Antipoverty advocates from across the state will meet to find ways to engage communities in a renewed “war on poverty.”

The keynote speaker will be author Peter Edelman, who will discuss his recent book “So Rich So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.”

Other speakers include Eileen Wallace, who will discuss components of an authentic community, and Gene Nichol, who will explore the moral challenges in a wealthy nation.

Local activist DeAnna Alonso with Central Missouri Community Action will be part of a panel on “Poverty and Opportunity in Missouri.”

General admission is $40. For students and seniors, admission is $30. Admission is $10 for low-income guests. Lunch and exhibits are included.


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