Topeka Community Conversation on Poverty

Getting here

Washburn University and its Memorial Union are easy to get to and easy to navigate. The public parking lot nearest 17th and Jewell is reserved for this event.

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Conversation starters

"If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless." ~ Adrienne Rich

What science tells us about poverty - From Slate.comHigher education -- From Blog

Thank you for helping make the second annual TCCOP a success!

The VISTA 50th Anniversary TCCOP brought together 150 concerned community members on June 16, 2015. Click to read the session notes.

This day-long un-conference session allowed those gathered to share ideas, get ideas and have meaningful conversation with others passionate about poverty alleviation in our community.

View the day's general agenda. (Specific discussion topics were chosen by attendees.)

Learn more:

Learn more about VISTA's 50 year's of working to make poverty history.

At the first TCCOP, in June 2014, more than 150 of us engaged in conversations about all facets of poverty in Topeka. Through small group work and whole group collaboration, we identified barriers and potential solutions.

Read the executive summary from the first TCCOP.


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