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September 15, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: Student Center Hilberry ABC | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization presents Poverty Matters: Disparities, Policies, and Future Directions.

The symposium will take place on Friday, September 15th from 12-4pm at the Wayne State Student Center (Room: Hilberry ABC). Students, faculty, staff, and professionals from across the university and community, regardless of the discipline or field of practice, are encouraged to attend. Licensed psychologists can receive up to 3 hours of continuing education credits.

This symposium is FREE, but please RSVP to let us know if you plan to attend. Click on the link at the top right to RSVP!

The following community and academic leaders will discuss the impact poverty has on our community and ways it can be combatted. Following speaker presentations, a Q&A panel will follow.

  • Pamela Moore, President and CEO of Detroit Public Schools Foundation (DPSF), will discuss the problems associated with poverty that Detroit Public Schools and its students are experiencing. She will also outline the vision of DPSF and current initiatives.
  • Henny Warren, COO at Central City Integrated Health and Board Member for NAMI-Detroit, will discuss community mental health and the impact poverty has on its consumers.
  • Dr. Allen Goodman, Professor in Economics at Wayne State University, will discuss his research on housing economics and how that impacts opportunity and health.
  • Dr. Luke Shaefer, the Director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, will join us as the keynote speaker. He will give an overview of how poverty affects people in the community and the initiatives/research being conducted through Poverty Solutions.

Learning objectives for the symposium are as follows:

  1. Learn about the complex effects of poverty on human development across the lifespan by discussing the most current scientific evidence regarding mental health, education, and social mobility.
  2. Explore the policies, programs, and initiatives that are helping to combat poverty in Southeastern Michigan.
  3. Examine how current societal trajectories (e.g., increasing income inequality) will affect the fight against poverty in the future.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about this event, please contact Kiel Opperman at 313-577-2800 or