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May 14 - Grassroots Efforts to Confront Poverty on Long Island


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Many who attended our December conference, "Don't Blame Poor People" which examined the structural causes of poverty on Long Island, left with enthusiasm to take action. Then, as so often happens, the doubts set in.

  • "I can't do this."
  • "My efforts could never be enough to make a difference."
  • "The structures that cause poverty like housing segregation are too big for me to make a dent."

Well, such doubts are perfectly normal. But so are successful actions to take on unjust structures. Yes, you can make a difference. Yes we can.

This is why in our May 14th Zoom panel, "Si Se Puede/Yes We Can," Abraham's Table of Long Island, Long Island Jobs with Justice and the Poor People's Campaign - LI Region are profiling four successful community actions that have made a difference fighting poverty on Long Island.

Use the registration link on the flyer above to join us as we listen to how these Long Islanders have made a difference:

  • Volunteers helping immigrants complete their asylum applications;
  • Hempstead tenants organizing to demand that landlords improve their living conditions;
  • Young Starbucks baristas forming a union;
  • Hempstead workers fighting theft of their wages.

The evening will begin with a brief professionally-produced video summary of our poverty conference and end with opportunities for you to take action. Please join us for this powerful and important program.

In solidarity,

Abraham's Table of Long Island

Long Island Jobs with justice

The Poor People's Campaign - LI Region

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May 14, 2024

7:00 pm

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May 14, 2024 9:00 PM
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