Poverty Solutions Summit to feature Mayor Levine Cava and 50+ local, national leaders in a community-driven dialogue
MIAMI - On February 4-6, 2021, Catalyst Miami will host its fifth Poverty Solutions Summit, the nonprofit organization’s signature convening around equitable and innovative solutions to community issues. The virtual Summit will feature panel discussions among local and national leaders, who will share ideas and solutions that were developed by and for communities. Speakers and panelists include Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Dr. Darrick Hamilton, former senator Jose Javier Rodriguez, Dr. Cheryl Holder, and many more.
The 2021 Summit’s theme is “Divest from White Supremacy, Invest in Community Healing and Ownership.” The sessions will largely fall under three tracks:
- community-controlled initiatives (e.g. community land trusts, public banking, worker cooperatives, community energy);
- achieving health equity (e.g. addressing implicit bias in the medical field, strategies to increase access to healthcare); and
- equitable governance (e.g. reimagining community safety; participatory budgeting; restructuring Florida’s tax system)
In addition, there will be panel discussions around rethinking exploitative narratives, investing in Black futures, and skills for advocating on a local level. On the final day of the Summit, there will be breakout sessions for attendees to dialogue and get involved in local initiatives, campaigns and opportunities.
To learn more and register for the Poverty Solutions Summit, please visit www.catalystmiami.org/summit.
About Catalyst Miami
Founded in 1996, Catalyst Miami’s mission is to identify and collectively solve issues adversely affecting low-wealth communities throughout Miami-Dade County. We help ensure that families’ basic needs are met, provide coaching and tools to establish long-term wellness, and create effective coalitions of change-makers. Our vision is a just and equitable society in which all communities thrive.