Friday, August 07, 2009

Anti-Poverty Meet-up

Of note: a meeting of 160 anti-poverty groups will be taking place near Charleston next week. The meeting was reported in The Charleston Gazette from AP.

Nearly 160 community and religious leaders from across the country are coming to West Virginia to talk about ways to fight poverty.

Leaders from more than 20 organizations, including Domestic Workers United in New York, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Florida and Jesus People Against Pollution in Mississippi, are expected to attend.

The weeklong event is a project of the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

It begins Sunday at Camp Virgil Tate outside Charleston and runs through Aug. 15.

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