What: 2010 Berkeley Poverty & Homelessness Symposium Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010 When: 4 – 8 pm (Food will be served) Where: Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King Student Union Event: povertysymposium.berkeley.edu
In an effort to promote awareness of poverty among students and other members of the community, the Suitcase Clinic, Cal Habitat, and Cal Corps Public Service Center are hosting a poverty alleviation conference on April 11th from 4 to 8 PM in UC Berkeley’s Pauley Ballroom. The goal of this event is to not only provide more insight into the issues that cause and perpetuate poverty, but also to empower individuals with opportunities to make poverty more manageable in society.
In addition, a panel comprising of members of the homeless community and experts on topics concerning poverty will discuss the issues of representation, education, healthcare, and housing and their effects on the homeless population. An art gallery will be a large part of our program as well, and various student groups, organizations, and homeless people will provide art that pertains to homelessness. Last but not least, we welcome and encourage the students, faculty and staff of UC Berkeley and other campuses, members of the homeless community, and members of the entire Berkeley community to attend the event. It will introduce channels for the community to get involved in ameliorating the problems faced by homeless and low income individuals and families.