Yesterday, Caring For Others welcomed a diverse group of thought leaders to the inaugural International Poverty Forum to discuss the current state of and solutions to local and global poverty. At Caring For Others, we are passionate about breaking the cycle of poverty, and since the founding of this organization, we have worked to give a voice to the faces of poverty.
Inspired by the Clinton Global Initiative, the International Poverty Forum (IPF) included panelists from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who seek to turn ideas into action in six key areas: food, clothing, shelter, education, health, and employment.
We were honored to be joined by moderator Justin Wilfon, WSB-TV and panelists:
* Eslene Richmond-Shockley, Caring For Others
* Dr. Tonya Malone, Atlanta Public Schools
* Maya Dillard-Smith, former head of the ACLU
* Cicely Garrett, Atlanta Mayor’s Office
* Pamela Perkins Cam, Interfaith Children’s Movement
* Shatakshee Dhongde, Georgia Institute of Technology
* Clarence Cox, National Org. of Black Law Enforcement Executives
* Yvette Cook, Usher’s New Look
* Ron Burns, Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Several supporters and friends filled the audience on this landmark day.
Out of the IPF, each member organization was charged with implementing directives in the year to come. Caring For Others plans to host an annual IPF to continue the group’s efforts at improving poverty and the lives of people living in poverty anywhere in the world.