"If Not Me, Then Who?"

Challenge what you believe about poverty and the people who live in it in this interactive seminar featuring poverty expert Dr. Donna Beegle.

Event Details

Join us for an interactive and informative seminar featuring poverty expert Dr. Donna Beegle. This seminar will provide attendees with insights on how to overcome poverty, race, gender, and generational barriers when serving those in need.

Friday, October 8th

Registration @ 8:30am

Training from 9am until 12pm

Chicory Event Center

114 W 1st Street

Mishawaka, IN 46544

Tickets are $25/person

Purchase online or by sending cash/check to St. Vincent de Paul.

Learning Objectives

In this interactive session, participants will

  • Enhance their poverty knowledge base and shatter the myths that get in the way of connecting with their neighbors

  • Develop a common definition of poverty and a common language to discuss issues with peers and partners

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the many different life experiences of poverty and explore how they impact success

  • Learn about differences in communication across social class

  • Obtain tools for building stronger relationships and communicating more effectively with those who live in the poverty

  • Develop their understanding on how to impact the individuals with whom they work

  • Gain practical/usable strategies for individual and organizational actions that have proven to improve outcomes

About the Speaker

After growing up in generational migrant-labor poverty, leaving school at 15 to get married, having two children, and continuing to cope with poverty while being essentially homeless her entire life, Dr. Donna Beegle found herself at 25 with no husband, little education, and limited job skills. Then, in 10 short years, she went from GED to a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Since then, she has dedicated her life to educating others on the realities of poverty and to encouraging people to come together to help those in need. We hope Dr. Beegle’s story will inspire you to join the fight against poverty in our community. 

Dr. Donna Beegle

Did you register for the original 2020 date?

Your registration for the old date will be transferred to the new date.  If you need to cancel your attendance, please email us at anne.watson@svdpsb.org. We will be happy to issue a refund of your registration fee.