Lunch and Conversation about Poverty on Nov. 17
Plan to attend the Fall Gathering of Stuart Circle Parish for lunch and conversation on Sunday November 17. Members of the faith communities around Stuart Circle will gather from 12:30pm – 2:00pm in Valentine Hall at St. James’s (1133 West Franklin Street) to share a meal and hear a presentation from the Rev. Ben Campbell and Dr. John Moeser on the realities of poverty in our region and a potential solution. Lunch will be catered by Boaz & Ruth, a non-profit, faith-based initiative that uses innovative social entrepreneurism to craft a program designed to bridge the gap between those who possess wealth and privilege and those who do not. There is no cost for lunch, but space is very limited, so act quickly. To reserve your spot, contact Carmen Germino. If you will need nursery care, please mention that when you RSVP. This event is sponsored by Stuart Circle Parish Council.
Dr. John V. Moeser is a Senior Fellow at the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and professor emeritus of urban studies and planning at Virginia Commonwealth University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of city-suburban relationships, post-World War II racial politics in Richmond and other southern cities, and current trends in poverty in Central Virginia including the history associated with the concentration of poverty.
The Rev. Benjamin Campbell is the Pastoral Director of Richmond Hill, an ecumenical Christian community and retreat center on Church Hill. He is a co-founder of the Micah Association and the Armstrong Leadership Program, and chairs the program committee of Communities in Schools. He is the author of Richmond’s Unhealed History, published in 2011.
- Helping the poor (virginiabusiness.com)