In a powerful counter to the blame-laden narrative we often hear about American poverty, our panelists for GWP’s 2020 annual meeting will share their thoughts on how to eliminate poverty through intensive listening and the leadership of families who have experienced poverty firsthand.
Following GWP’s business meeting, we will be joined in conversation by Luz Vega-Marquis. Luz retired recently as the founding President and CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, which has dedicated its resources to building a movement of low-income families advocating on their own behalf. This conversation with Luz coincides with the release of her new book Ask, Listen, Act: A New Model for Philanthropy. Luz will be joined by Tammy Thompson, Executive Director of Circles of Pittsburgh. Tammy is a national speaker and expert on the psychology of poverty, as well as Executive Producer of We Wear the Mask, a documentary released in 2017 highlighting the stigma associated with women in poverty. Their discussion will be moderated by GWP member, Laura Rock, founder of the Rock Family Foundation.
We can expect a dynamic conversation that will include an examination of poverty -- both its root causes and its lived experience – as well as a discussion of how to end it through trust, empowerment, and movement building.
- This will be offered as a virtual meeting. Connection details will be shared after registration.
- Copies of Luz’s new book will be available as a gift to the first 50 GWP members who register for the annual meeting; simply request a copy during the registration process. Book orders will be fulfilled and shipped to members by The Tiny Bookstore.
- Live captioning will be available during the Annual Meeting via Diana Brandin Realtime Captioning & Sign Language Services LLC.
- Don't miss GWP's Watch Party of We Wear the Mask on December 4th. We encourage all annual meeting registrants to participate as viewing the film will enrich and inform the panel discussion during this meeting. If you are unable to join us for the watch party, the film is available for on-demand viewing on Amazon.
12:00 - 12:30 PM GWP Annual Business Meeting
12:30 - 12:40 PM Brief Break/Transition
12:40 - 1:45 PM GWP Annual Meeting Program and Panel Discussion
We are committed to making GWP programs accessible to all members. If you have questions, or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate in this program, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.