Community Conversations: Othering & Belonging with john a. powell

Friday, October 25, 2019
5:30 pm7:30 pm
Village Church
Community Conversations:  Othering & Belonging with john a. powell

What does it mean to belong?

Poverty is often viewed as a purely economic issue, but at Community Action our experience tells us that it's more complex. There are many factors – specifically the role of race – that direct who is impacted by poverty. We are honored to be joined by john a. powell who will speak to how "racialization" props up systems that perpetuate poverty, and why creating a sense of belonging is a vital tool in overcoming the impacts of poverty in our community.

ABOUT john a. powell
john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racism, housing, poverty, and democracy. john is the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, a research institute that brings together scholars, community advocates, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable world.