ADVISORY: Half in Ten Campaign and Catalyst Miami Host South Florida Anti-Poverty Summit
Miami, Florida — On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Half in Ten campaign will join Catalyst Miami and South Florida Voices for Working Families to co-host South Florida’s first anti-poverty summit, titled “The Time is Now: Building a South Florida Movement to Cut Poverty and Create Opportunity,” in Miami. The event will bring together service providers, social justice advocates, policymakers, media, and local and national policy experts to learn from recent success, build new partnerships, discuss policy priorities, and develop a joint strategy to make poverty reduction a real and accountable priority in 2016.
Speakers will include State Sen. Dwight Bullard (D-39); State Reps. Cynthia Stafford (D-109) and Barbara Watson (D-107); Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez and Miami-Dade County Commissioner-elect Daniella Levine Cava; and Monica Russo, president of SEIU Florida State Council, Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU, among others.
State Sen. Dwight Bullard (D-39)
State Rep. Cynthia Stafford (D-109)
State Rep. Barbara Watson (D-107)
Mayor Cindy Lerner, Village of Pinecrest
City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, District 5
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, District 7
Miami-Dade County Commissioner-elect Daniella Levine Cava, District 8
Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida State Council, Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU
Clarence Washington, President of Transport Workers Union Local 291, AFL-CIO
Karen Woodall, Executive Director, Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy
Nely Rodriguez, Senior Staff Member and Leader, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Miami-Dade County Public Schools School Board Member, District 2
Phillip Agnew, Executive Director, Dream Defenders
Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET
A complete agenda, including a rundown of panel sessions, can be viewed here.
University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park
1951 NW 7th Avenue, 6th Floor
Miami, Florida, 33136
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