Wisdom, Justice, and Love: Confronting Poverty and Homelessness in our Community

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Date and Time: 

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Plymouth Congregational Church, 916 West Prospect

Three Amazing Events!

Willie Baptist, Founder of the Poverty Initiative (www.povertyinitiative.org), based in Brooklyn, is coming to Fort Collins. This is an amazing opportunity! Willie Baptist is a formerly homeless father who came out of the Watts uprisings, the Black Student Movement, and working as a lead organizer with the United Steelworkers has 40 years of experience organizing amongst the poor including with the National Union of the Homeless, the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, the National Welfare Rights Union, the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, and many other networks. Willie serves as the Poverty Initiative Scholar-in-Residence and is the Coordinator of the Poverty Scholars Program.


The student group FREE, FCCAN and the Fort Collins Homeless Coalition are hosting these events. They are sponsored by the Parents Fund and by the departments of Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, Economics, Political Science, Social Work, Education, and Anthropology.

1) "Combating Paternalism within Poverty Alleviation Approaches" Friday, May 1st Lory Student Center #322 11am-1pm -- Brown Bag Lunch
Who should come: Students, Faculty, Activists, Anyone who has Experience with Poverty and Homelessness

2) "An Afternoon With Willie Baptist" Friday, May 1st City Hall 3-5pm
Who should come: Students, City Staff, City Council, Service Providers, Concerned Community Members, Anyone who has Experience with Poverty and Homelessness

3) "Movement Building Workshop" Saturday, May 2nd Plymouth Congregational Church 916 West Prospect, 10am-5pm
Lunch provided
Who should come: Students, Faculty, Activists, Anyone who has Experience with Poverty and Homelessness

For more information, email FCCAN at info@fccan.org or call us at 970.419.8944