Grassroots & Groundwork: Seizing Opportunities to Reduce Poverty and Build Sustainable Prosperity

May 13, 2010 - May 14, 2010
Portland, OR

This conference is about shining a light on practical strategies and tools working – right now – to reduce poverty and build sustainable prosperity.

Grassroots & Groundwork touches on a wide range of solutions in a variety of venues:

* Smaller, more intimate 70-minute break-out sessions that showcase proven, innovative poverty-reduction models and tools
* Unique Q&A session with distinguished activist Marian Wright Edelman, founder of Children’s Defense Fund
* Keynote address by Paul Saginaw, nationally recognized advocate for socially responsible business

Transmission! Nashville

I will be in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday to participate in Listening to the Poor, a Learning Circle on Poverty hosted by the Inter-Agency Task force on Ministry with the Poor of the United Methodist Church.

Horizontal Learning and Urban Poverty

There is a fascinating of example networked-learning practice from Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI)They have developed peer-to-peer learning and sharing systems to spread community developed solutions between geographically dispersed urban environments. (via NetCentric Advocacy)

Transmission Project