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Forward Together: Communities Uniting Against Poverty

Forward Together Communities Uniting Against Poverty Workshop

Forward Together is an immersive seminar developed to bring librarians and their community partners together for a three-day event where they will work collaboratively, in large and small groups, to tackle the challenges of serving people living in and facing poverty in their communities. Participants will take part in a poverty simulation activity and empathy training, hear from a panel of leaders across the state, and partake in small group discussions.

Dates: 2/27-3/1/2019

Keynote: TBD

Panel: Suzanne White (Catawba County), Elizabeth Skinner and José Perez (Forsyth County), Ann Burlingame (Wake County) Donna Phillips (Wayne County)

Trainers: Gryphon Group, Sara Zettervall and Jennifer Hanft

Full Agenda:

Wednesday (Kernersville Branch Library)

    6:00 Doors Open and Dinner is Available

    6:45 Keynote

Thursday (Forsyth County Main Library)

    8:00 Welcome

    8:15 Poverty Simulation including panel discussion

    12:15 Lunch

    2:00 Material Swap 

    2:30 World Cafe Activity

    4:00 Wrap-up & Reflection

    4:30 End Day 2

Friday (Forsyth County Main Library)

    8:30 Welcome

    8:45 Whole Person Librarianship: Fostering Empathy in Challenging Times: Sara Zettervall

    10:45 Break

    11:00 Small Group Work

    12:00 Lunch

    1:00 Present Like a Pro: Jennifer Hanft

    2:30 Wrap-up & Relection

    3:00 End of Seminar

Travel Assistance

The State Library will be providing travel assistance in the form of reimbursement for:

- Hotel accommodations at the state rate of $71.20 for the nights of 2/27 and 2/28 (a block of hotel rooms have been held at an area hotel and booking information will be provided to registrants)
- Breakfasts on 2/28 and 3/1 at the rate of $8.40 per day
- Lunch on 2/28 at the rate of $11.00
- Dinner on 2/28 at the rate of $18.90 
- Hotel parking expenses
Dinner on the evening of 2/27 and lunch on 3/1 will be provided.
NOTE: If your work or home address is within 35 miles of the seminar location, per state regulation we are unable to reimburse for travel expenses.

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For questions or further information, contact Jasmine Rockwell.


This event is related to:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.