Monday, June 15, 2015

Join us July 18 to find out how 'Class Matters'

How does poverty shape decision-making? What can you do to help?

We're so excited to partner with Dr. Paul Hanneman, recently retired program director of Charlotte's Urban Ministry Center and certified Bridges Out Of Poverty trainer, to talk with us about local poverty and give us the tools we need to serve during a workshop Saturday, July 18.

The workshop, dubbed “Class Matters” will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center, at the corner of Indian Trail Road and Navajo Trail. Tuition is a suggested donation of $20, which includes lunch. 

This is the second in a series of planned workshops and classes as part of our new Serving U, a university of kindness, program to help you serve our neighbors in need.

The workshop is an introduction to the full Bridges Out of Poverty national training program and will offer deep insight into the world of people living in poverty. Through the interactive workshop, we'll discuss how the survival-based orientation of those living in poverty impacts learning, work, and decision-making and how it differs from those in the middle class.
We'll also learn the hidden rules of economic class and discover how we can help people in poverty move toward economic stability.

Hanneman, an ordained minister with the American Baptist Churches USA, has a doctorate in spiritual direction and served four urban congregations during 25 years of pastoral ministry before joining the Urban Ministry Center's staff in 2000. He retired from the Center in April.Over the last 10 years, he has introduced more than 17,000 people from churches, social service organizations, government agencies and educational institutions to Bridges Out of Poverty. He has also developed educational materials on homelessness and the work to end chronic homelessness in Charlotte.

Advanced registration is required.
For more information or to register, visit this link to register.

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