Working Together for Racial and Economic Justice

Early Bird Rates for Anti-Poverty Network Holds Annual Summit on Economic Justice

On October 28, 2016, the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey (APN) is hosting Solving Poverty: Working Together for Racial and Economic Justice, its annual Poverty Summit.

The Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Middlesex County College in Edison.

The Summit is always a keystone of APN’s year, gathering partners and members from around the state to learn and strategize together about solutions to end poverty and how we can work together for racial and economic justice

At this year’s Summit APN expects approximately 250 participants representing direct service organizations, advocacy groups, faith communities, labor and government partners, academics, and individuals with lived experience of poverty.

APN looks forward to a day focused on understanding the systemic factors that perpetuate poverty, and engaging diverse stakeholders in solutions that can grow opportunity, not poverty, in the Garden State.

A special Early Bird rate for those who wish to buy tables at the Summit is available until Wednesday, August 31, 2016. A table – which includes 8 seats and 2 scholarship seats – is $250.

After August 31, the price of a table goes up to $275.

Individual registration is available for the public at $30 per person and for members at $24 per person. Individual scholarships are also available for people who are not able to afford the registration. Everyone is welcome to the Summit and the cost should not be a barrier for anyone to participate.

The Anti-Poverty Network is an education and advocacy organization that draws together diverse partners in the effort to prevent, reduce and end poverty in New Jersey. Its mission is to fight poverty in NJ by educating the community, empowering partners, and advocating for solutions.

APN understands that public policy plays a central role in the conditions that either reduce or perpetuate poverty. Structural problems in New Jersey’s institutions and social policies require responses that can impact the broader system.

By targeting policies, programs, and perceptions that drive the conditions surrounding and perpetuating poverty, APN can simultaneously impact both the lives of the people suffering from economic struggle, and the broader social consequences.

Accordingly, we focus our collective efforts on statewide policies improvements in the three broad areas that are most central of eradicating poverty: Hunger, Housing, and Economic Empowerment.

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