A complement to the annual Colorado Health Symposium, Symposium Unplugged engages participants in a single, health-focused conversation in a smaller, more intimate setting. The purpose of this ongoing series is to dig deeper into one of the many topics discussed at the Symposium.
Symposium Unplugged: Poverty’s Impact on Colorado’s Health
April 26, Cañon City, CO
Poverty is the leading driver of inequity when it comes to families and children being healthy. This conversation aims to shine a light on how poverty is impacting Colorado’s overall health and well-being. Together, we will have a frank discussion on the challenges around poverty in our state, and explore innovative solutions to bring in health in reach for all Coloradans.
This event features a luncheon keynote by Michael Patrick MacDonald, author and community activist. MacDonald is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, "All Souls: A Family Story from Southie." After losing four of his eleven siblings and seeing his generation decimated by poverty, crime, addiction and incarceration, he learned to transform personal and community trauma, becoming a leading Boston activist, organizer and writer.
Location: The Abbey, 2951 East US Highway 50. Cañon City, CO 81212
Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
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