homeless_copy.jpgBELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency (CAA) is inviting the public to participate in the Poverty Symposium at the Glades Campus of Palm Beach State College, Oct. 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Organizers say the goals of the Poverty Symposium are to increase public awareness about policies that adversely affect low-income families, to encourage self-advocacy and to set forth anti-poverty initiatives that will move low income families towards greater independence.

CAA’s stated mission is to remove barriers and create opportunities that will enable low-income individuals and families to become more self-sufficient.

The Poverty Symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue that will inform and educate participants and create opportunities for positive change. 

The symposium will feature poverty simulations and that will be followed by a panel discussion to allow elected officials and members of the low-income community an opportunity to interact.

The time has come to collectively take a stand against poverty in Palm Beach County, said the organizers in inviting the public’s attendance and participation event. 

James Green, CAA director, quoted Robert Egger: “We are a house divided.  Hunger isn’t about food.

Homelessness isn’t about housing and poverty isn’t about money.  The issues are interconnected…. Until we create a dialogue to share ideas and devise a unified sector-wide strategy, we will continue to be ineffective, and our clients will stay disenfranchised.”

To confirm attendance email jgreen1@pbcgov.org or call 561-313-1146.