MEND’s Poverty Conference

Do increasing levels of income inequality have an impact on health? What are the barriers to health care for those who are low income? What systems and what policies need to change to help reduce these barriers? These and other questions will be answered in the MENDing Poverty Conference workshop entitled: "A Heavy Burden – Income Inequality and Health."

"Income Inequality: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nonprofit Sector"

is the theme of the 8th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference to be held Tuesday, June 9 at the MEND Center.

Dr. Robert A. Kleinhenz, Ph.D., Chief Economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is the opening plenary speaker. The luncheon plenary will be led by Adam Gamoran, PhD, president of the W.T. Grant Foundation in New York. Special guests include Los Angeles City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes and Wendy Garen, CEO of The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.

The MENDing Poverty Conference’s other concurrent workshops focus on "LA: RISE, " a new employment venture; as well as Job Training Policy Among the Working Poor, each with an outstanding panel of speakers.

Registration fee, including breakfast and lunch, is $89 through June 7 and $109 thereafter.

The event is co-hosted by MEND and Valley Nonprofit Resources, and will be held from 9 AM – 2 PM at the MEND Center, 10641 N. San Fernando Road, Pacoima, CA 91331.

REGISTER TODAY to Meet Each Need with Dignity

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