Sunday, April 14, 2002 Evening 6:00 Registration 6:30 Gathering, welcome, introductions 7:00 Good News for the Poor: A Faith-Based Perspective Dr. Ronald Sider • President, Evangelicals for Social Action 8:00 Refreshments Monday, April 15, 2002 8:05a Breakfast 8:40 Worship - MCC Washington Office staff 9:00 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): A Congressional Perspective on Reauthorization Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN), invited. 10:00 Break 10:30 Workshops • Session I Welfare Reform and Communities of Color What have policy changes meant for communities of color? What further changes need to be made? Particular focus will be on Native Americans. David M. Whettstone • MCC Staff Charitable Choice: What's the Big Deal?! An explanation of efforts to expand government funding for faith-based social service providers, and an exploration of An abaptist responses. Elisabeth T Harder • MCC staff One State's Experience with Welfare Reform An examination of several perspectives on the "success" of welfare reform in Ohio. Betty D. Sommer • Social Work Prof., Bluffton College 12:00n Lunch 1:00 "TANF Reauthorization: An Overview" Ms. Danise Jones-Dorsey • National anti-poverty activist, invited 2:00 Break 2:15 Workshops • Session II Food for Thought How do we ensure that low-income people have access to healthy, fresh food in their communities? A look at community food security and the role of federal food programs. Rachelle Schlabach • MCC Staff One Person's Experience with Welfare Reform Featuring perspectives on upcoming legislation through the eyes of personal experience. Guest • Welfare Made a Difference Campaign U.S. Policy and World Poverty An exploration of how U.S. trade policies disadvantage poor countries and pit poor people in the U.S. against poor communities around the world. Martin Shupack • MCC staff 3:30 Tour of Capitol Hill 5:00 Dinner • On your own 7:00 Preparation for visits to Congressional offices Tuesday • April 16, 2002 8:05a Breakfast 8:40 Worship • MCC Washington Office staff 9:00 "Perspectives on TANF" Panel Discussion • Diverse presenters will share views on the effects of and potential for government assistance to persons in poverty. 10:15 Break 10:30 "Anabaptist Advocacy on Domestic Poverty" Group Discussion • An opportunity to "bring it all together." What have we learned, what will we speak to government, and what are we committed to do after we leave Washington? l2:00n Lunch 1:00 Advocacy visits on Capitol Hill 2:30 Debriefing Evaluation
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Registration on or before March 15, 2000 is $60. Late registration, after this date, is $75. Need- based scholarships are available.
The seminar is designed for youth (11th grade and older) and adults. No particular political or theological expertise is necessary. For those interested in Washington's many tourist activities, we recommend adding an extra day or two to your stay.
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