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Fourth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference explores social change


Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm

The Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University, will host the fourth annual Poverty Conference on Friday, March 4.

This year's conference, "Agents of Social Change: Community Engagement," will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 744 10th St. It will feature a variety of discussions and presentations.

Keynote speaker Paul Hogan, executive vice president of The John R. Oishei Foundation, will explore trends in philanthropy. Additional speakers and presentations include John Klein-Geltink of Operation Sharing of Ontario; the Playback Theatre of Buffalo Inc.; and chef Bobby Anderson of the F-Bites program. The conference will also feature a number of breakout sessions and advocacy/action breaks throughout the day.

Registration is $20, with a deadline of Feb. 26. Registration is available online by visiting http://www.niagara.edu/povertyconference.

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