"We're looking at the singular condition of poverty. All the other individual problems spring from that condition... doesn't matter if it's death, aid, trade, AIDS, famine, instability, governance, corruption or war. All of that is poverty. Our problem is that everybody tries to heal each of the individual aspects of poverty, not poverty itself." -Bob Geldof
Tonight we kicked off our 2nd annual Little Black Dress Initiative! With 18.3% residents in Florence county living in poverty, we continue to raise awareness on the challenges that they face. JLF members and other ladies in the community will demonstrate the limits of poverty can play on citizens of Florence by wearing one black dress for five days! #JLFdoesLBDi#povertyawareness#juniorleagueflorence
THE SMELL OF POVERTY TODAY. WHAT IS YOUR POVERTY LANGUAGE? * I CAN'T AFFORD THAT * I HAVE NO MONEY * I'M BROKE * THAT'S TOO HIGH FOR ME * CAN I GET A DISCOUNT * WHY IS IT THAT PRICE * DON'T ASK FOR NOTHING IN THE STORE * CAN I PAY WHEN I GET SOME MONEY
Last summer I did a #summerofsocialjustice which included movies and books about race. This summer I want to learn about poverty and homelessness. I want to be more informed about the world so many of my clients live in and create programs that are evidence based. That's my #SummerLearningChallenge goal. I have a whole slew of books I will never get through this summer, so I'm starting early. Is anyone else taking a summer learning challenge?
The Household Income Policy is one of the most clear examples of government enforced poverty in New Brunswick, preying on people who are trying to split costs and stretch social assistance as far as they can.