Stetson University To Hold Third Annual Conference On Poverty & Homelessness

By on March 9, 2018 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – Stetson University is set to hold a conference on poverty and homelessness.

On March 9, from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Stetson University will welcome over 400 educators, administrators, and community leaders to the third annual Poverty & Homelessness Conference (PHC), “Dismantling Oppression & Poverty: Building Inclusive Learning Spaces.” The sold-out conference is the result of a collaboration between Stetson University, Volusia County Schools, and the Volusia United Educators.

The keynote speaker is Dana Godek, Ed.D., the Director of Federal and State Programs for the School District of Palm Beach County. There, she is responsible for resource development and the administration of Title I Part A, Title I Part C, and Title II. Over the past 20 years, she has served as College Board’s Director of Strategy and Outreach and as the leader of Palm Beach State College’s federal legislative and competitive fund development endeavors. She has also spent time as a teacher, administrator, public information officer, and government relations strategist.

The conference seeks to help educators and community members learn how to provide equitable learning environments to students so that they are academically, socially, and emotionally successful. Attendees will learn how to employ culturally-responsive techniques to better communicate with students facing poverty.

The conference will be held in the Hollis Center Rinker Field House located at 600 N. Bert Fish Drive in DeLand. The founder and executive director of the Poverty and Homeless Conference, Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., will also be in attendance. Shankar-Brown is an associate professor, the Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University, and a member of the Board of Directors for the National Coalition for the Homeless.

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