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‘Pathways Out Of Poverty’ Conference Planned At Misericordia University

May 16, 2019

A conference to discuss the impact of poverty and what can be done to end the intergenerational cycle of poverty in the region and the state is planned Wednesday, May 22, at Misericordia University, Dallas. The Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University, in partnership with Aetna Better Health, will host the inaugural “Pathways Out of Poverty,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus. The conference will bring together nationally recognized researchers and government officials with social service providers. Guest speakers include Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, and social research and public policy experts Luisa S. Deprez, Ph.D., professor emerita of sociology, University of Southern Maine, and Lisa Dodson, Ph.D., retired research professor of sociology, Boston College. Staff and administrators of social service agencies are encouraged to attend. Cost is $25, which includes a continental breakfast and networking lunch. Registration is required. Register online at www.misericordia.edu/pathways. Contact Katherine Pohlidal, director of the Bourger program, at 570-674-6728 or email kpohlidal@misericordia.edu.