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Catalyst Miami, FPI to Convene Fourth Annual Poverty Solutions Summit

Event will bring together South Florida residents, advocates and experts on health care access, climate resilience, job creation and other topics

What: Multi-sector summit to convene members of the community to create long-term, sustainable solutions to alleviating poverty, with experts sharing successes from models from around the country.

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Miami Dade College, Interamerican Campus, Room 401

Who/Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr. Darrick Hamilton, professor of economics and urban policy at The New School and incoming executive director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University
  • State Sen. Annette Taddeo, District 40
  • State Rep. Nicholas Duran, District 112
  • State Rep. Kionne McGhee, District 117
  • State Rep.-Elect Vance Aloupis, District 115
  • Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Dade County, District 8
  • Commissioner Eileen Higgins, Miami Dade County, District 5
  • James Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami Dade County
  • Hernan Guerrero Applewhite, Housing Development Coordinator, City of Miami
  • Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning at Texas Southern University and award-winning environmental justice author
  • Todd Leverette, Cooperative Conversions Program Manager at the Democracy at Work Institute
  • Andy Posner, Founder & CEO of the Capital Good Fund
  • Jonathan Schleifer, executive director of The Fairness Project
  • Mireya Eavey, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce/CareerEdge Funders Collaborative
  • Laura Hunter, Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Business Development for Jackson Health System
  • Sheri Colas-Gervais, Vice President, Economic Development and Urban Initiatives at Miami-Dade Beacon Council
  • Al Dotson, Jr., Managing Partner-Elect at Bilzin Sumberg
  • Natalie Castellanos, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Health Foundation of South Florida

Why: To create equitable, collaborative, and sustainable solutions to South Florida’s challenges in healthcare access, job creation, and affordable housing to create a more resilient Miami-Dade County.



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