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Dartmouth hosts programs addressing poverty

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 10/26/07 • Genevieve Haas • (603) 646-3661

College teams with Upper Valley Task Force on homlessness and poverty

In an effort designed to kick-off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 11-17), Dartmouth's Economic Equity Initiative will offer a free program on Saturday, Nov. 10 designed to increase understanding and action about poverty issues. The program will invite participants to think in new ways about the impact and meaning of class differences and economic inequity. 

From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Filene Auditorium (Moore Hall), nationally-recognized homelessness and poverty expert Jodi Pfarr will deliver her seminar,"Bridges Out of Poverty," that provides key lessons for working in partnership with individuals from poverty. Based on Ruby Payne's groundbreaking study, Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities, seminar topics include increasing awareness of differences in economic cultures, how those differences can affect opportunities for success, and developing an action plan. Lunch will be provided, so registration is required. 

For more information about or to register for "Bridges Out of Poverty," call Jackie Sullivan at 603-646-3197.

In early November, visit the Tucker Foundation's web site for information about other Hunger and Homelessness Week events at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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