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2014 Policy Conference

Tackling Persistent Poverty: Why Here? Why Now?

 

Pre-Registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available at the Jackson Convention Complex on Thursday, October 30 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Mississippi Economic Policy Center (MEPC) will hold its 2014 Policy Conference – Tackling Persistent Poverty: Why Here? Why Now? on October 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex.The conference will feature national and local experts who will discuss key policy opportunities and challenges; and provide a forum for attendees to frame solutions that improve the lives of Mississippi families and those living in other persistently impoverished communities.

Click here for a complete schedule of the event.

MEPC hopes attendees will get information and ideas about how they can create opportunities to improve the quality of life for their own families, communities and the state of Mississippi. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in interactive Idea Sessions to share their ideas about how to tackle poverty in the state.

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The conference will feature national and local experts who will discuss key policy opportunities and challenges; and provide a forum for attendees to frame solutions that improve the lives of Mississippi families and those living in other persistently impoverished communities.

Registration is free and available through this link:  MEPC Policy Conference Registration

Keynote Speaker:
Russlynn Ali, Emerson Collective and former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Plenary speakers:
Michael Cormack, Barksdale Reading Institute – Education
Nick Johnson, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities  – Fiscal Policy
Andrea Levere,  Corporation for Enterprise Development – Asset Building
Dwayne C. Proctor, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Healthy Communities

The conference also aligns with a yearlong recognition of the 20th anniversary of Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union (HOPE), and will highlight our efforts to foster financial inclusion throughout the Mid South.

October 30 | Jackson Convention Complex
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.