Home Events UWG Hosting State of Community 2019 on Feb. 21

UWG Hosting State of Community 2019 on Feb. 21

Prepare to discuss meeting basic human needs at State of Community 2019

State of Community 2019 examines the basic human needs of food, shelter and clothing. Members of our communities need secure access to all three. Resources exist to help provide access to these, yet many in in the West Georgia community still have unmet food, shelter and clothing needs.Individuals, agencies, businesses and nonprofits across the region are invited to engage in conversations and working groups to discuss barriers and opportunities to securing access to these basic human needs at the morning event on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Registration, Breakfast and Information Tables

Presentation of Findings for Carroll and Beyond
Dr. Winston Tripp, Director of the College of Social Sciences’ Center for Research, will present research about the state of access to food, shelter and clothing for the West Georgia area, including Carroll, Heard, Troup and Haralson Counties.

Panel Discussion: Food, Shelter, Clothing
Moderator: Dr. Amber Smallwood
Food: Dr. Kathly Skott-Myhre
Shelter: Ms. TIffany Parsons
Clothing: Dr. N. Jane McCandless

Public Announcements
Attendees are invited to write brief community announcements on an index card to be read during this session


Coming Together and Breaking Down the Silos
Roundtable Discussions

Food: Sumiko Stroud, Bremen Food and Clothing Bank
Clothing: Eddie Holtz, Bowdon
Shelter: Kathy Parsons, Impact West Georgia

Reporting Out – Ways we can come together

Closing Remarks


Click here to visit University of West Georgia’s website.