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Blueprint to Ending Poverty

Friday, December 06, 2019

12:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Hamline University Anderson Center

774 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104, USA

Join the Center for Justice and Law on December 6, 2019 12:30 - 4:00 pm for

"Blueprint to Ending Poverty"

How we can end poverty in the Twin Cities?

In 2009, Minnesota Legislature Commission to End Poverty created a report with a pathway to end poverty in Minnesota by 2020.

What has worked? What hasn't? What do we need to do next?

We will examine poverty from the perspective of courts, nonprofit organizations, corrections, and personal experience.

Continuing education credit is available for select boards (more information below). If you would like to receive credit, please purchase a continuing education ticket.


Jim Scheibel

Former St. Paul Mayor and Professor at Hamline University

Catherine Johnson

Director of Hennepin County Dept. of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation

Andrew Gordon

Associate Director of The Legal Rights Center

Julia Dinsmore

Personal Experience

Representative Carlos Mariani

Minnesota Representative for District 65B

Senator John Marty

Minnesota State Senator representing District 66

Senator Jim Abeler

Minnesota State Senator representing District 35


12:30 - 1:00 pm: Registration and sponsors

1:00 - 1:15 pm: Introduction and overview by former St. Paul Mayor Jim Scheibel

1:15 - 2:30 pm: Panel Discussion of Poverty in the Twin Cities – problems and solutions

2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break

2:45 - 3:30 pm: Panel with the planners of the Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020 - Discussion of what worked, what didn’t work, and the future for Minnesota

Representative Carlos Mariani

Senator John Marty

Senator Jim Abeler

3:30 - 4:00 pm: Audience discussion, recommendations, and vote on pathways forward

We are still accepting sponsors for this event! Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities here.

Continuing Education:

2.5 hours of continuing education is available from the following boards:

  • MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) (pending)
  • MN Board of Social Work
  • MN Board of Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
  • MN Educator Licensing and Board of Teaching

If you need a different board approved for continuing education, please send us an email at

Continuing Education certificates will be provided within two weeks of the event to individuals who purchase the "continuing education ticket" and check-in at the event!

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Tickets will not be refunded or transferred after they are purchased.

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