May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Beyond Sandwiches: A Symposium on Poverty, Race, and Homelessness

Education – Action – Conversation

Education – Featuring Panelists: Dr. Richard Dien Winfield, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia; Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, Associate Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance, Habitat for Humanity International; Dwayne Patterson, Director of Regional Organizing and Civic Engagement, Partnership for Southern Equity; and, Matthew Elder, Director of HomeFirst Gwinnett Initiative, United Way of Greater Atlanta; moderated by Elliot Watts, JD, of the CCG Advisory Council and Alston & Bird. They will lay bare the economic inequalities in Atlanta and beyond, outlining of the vast, inter-generational, and systemic wealth and income disparities that plague us.

Action – We will make, and eat, sandwiches – the type often given to ‘the poor’ – building many for our partner ministries and agencies. And, we will have an interactive hour greeting and engaging CCG’s partners, ranging from housing and food provision and medical care, to criminal justice reform and race relations.

Conversation – With a panel of street ministers and people experiencing homelessness, we will have a conversation inclusive of ‘primary voices.’

 

Register – $10; scholarship monies available; https://public.serviceu.com/RegistrationForm/10461241427858317/?OrgKey=7d7ed618-26bb-48b6-b8da-5273f3545433

Questions – Contact The Rev. Monica Mainwaring, vicar@churchofthecommonground.org

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