March 01 – March 03
CEF student Advocates at UNC and Duke are working together to convene the Abundance: Summit on Homelessness and Poverty 2019 on March 1-3. The Summit is bringing together over 100 students from across the country to think critically about the intersections of homelessness and poverty in the U.S., share experiences and workshop our organizational impact in our communities, and ultimately build a coalition of student organizations dedicated to addressing and dismantling systems that perpetuate hunger, homelessness, and poverty. The full Summit is at capacity but two keynotes and two events are open to the public!
Events Open to the Public
- March 1st 7:30pm — Rosalyn Pelles – CEF Summit Opening Keynote
Rosalyn Pelles is giving the opening Keynote at the Summit! She has been at the forefront of activism and national organizing, playing key roles in organizations like the NC NAACP, AFL-CIO, and the Moral Monday Movement. Click here for more details!
- March 3rd 12:00pm – Jillian Johnson – CEF Summit Closing Keynote
Jillian Johnson is giving the closing Keynote at the Summit! She is the Mayor Pro Tempore of the city of Durham, the co-founder of Durham for All, an organization working to build a multi-racial, cross-class, political vehicle in Durham, and a long-time community organizer and activist. Click here for more details!
Last year, students at Brown University held the first inaugural Summit on Homelessness and Poverty. In doing so, they brought together a coalition of student organizations from across the country dedicated to dismantling systems that perpetuate hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
This year, CEF is partnering with UNC and Duke to host the Summit. We look forward to welcoming students to our campus from across the country to engage in these critical topics.