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From the Gresham Outlook, Oct. 30, 2017:
Workshop on poverty held at Eastrose
Concerned about poverty and inequality? Gresham’s Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist congregation is hosting a workshop on the topic Sunday, Nov. 12.
“Workshop on Inequality and Poverty” will run from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. at Eastrose, 1133 N.E. 181st Ave.
“Because of the problem of homelessness in our area, we think this workshop is an appropriate and current topic,” said Karen Pyle, organizer of the event.
The facilitator for the workshop will be the Rev. Connie Yost, a minister with the First Unitarian Church in Portland. Yost is the founder of the nonprofit Friends Stay Warm, which provides utility assistance and advocacy to farm and other low-wage workers.
She is the co-president of Farm Ministry Northwest and is on the planning committee of the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty.
Pyle said economic inequality and poverty exist at every level of human community — education, income, housing, taxation, public health, and many others — and are escalating. Attendees will learn the history and realities of economic inequality in the Portland area and the U.S., and will discuss what can be done.