Faith Formula Human Services Corporation will host its Third Annual Faith Summit on Poverty on Friday
Faith Formula Human Services Corporation will host its Third Annual Faith Summit on Poverty on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2008.
The Faith Summit on Poverty was implemented as a direct result of the Gulf Coast (Katrina) Relief efforts which resulted in elevated focus on the poverty conditions in America. It is the belief of FaithFormula Human Services that Katrina exposed the pink elephant in our nation.
The Gulf Coast Disaster pulled the covers off the real issues of poverty. Therefore, the Summit is positioned as a partnership of churches, community organizations, corporations, schools, city, state and national government institutions, elected officials and citizens to build stronger communities.
The Texas House of Representatives held a hearing on House Bill 947, the Bill of Rights for the Underprivileged, on March 15, 2007. Rep. Yvonne Davis of Legislative District 111, sponsored the bill which came out of the 2006 Faith Summit on Poverty, authored by Dr. Haynes. This legislation will institute a policy statement for the State of Texas that reinforces basic rights every Texan including the underprivileged of our society should enjoy. We believe in public policies that invest in human beings.
To this end, United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Dr. Frederick Douglas Haynes III, Senior Pastor of the Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas will join forces again to host the 3nd Annual Faith Summit on Poverty, April 25th and 26th , 2008 at the Friendship-West Worship and Conference Center, 2020 W. Wheatland Road; Dallas. The central theme and goal is to engage, enlighten and equip citizens to mobilize their city, state, county and federal elected officials, and community stakeholders to promote positive public policies geared to fight the War On Poverty!
The focus this year is three fold: (1) to take a microscopic look at Americas “Cradle to Prison Pipeline”; (2) to discuss openly and directly the causes of substance abuse and lack of treatment and recovery centers in the southern sector; and (3)to investigate the realities of economic development, specifically land development, in distressed communities. A special focus will be on foreclosure and citizens who wish to return to New Orleans at Saturday’s Town Hall Meeting.
All are invited to be a part of progressive dialogue and action event!
Also, here is the link for regisration: http://www.friendshipwest.org/FaithSummit.html