Glynn Democrats Monthly Issues Forum – The Economy: Poverty in Glynn County, Focus on the Children, from Numbers to Reality – General Membership Meeting

February 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
First United Methodist Church of Brunswick
1400 Norwich Street, Brunswick

Poverty in Glynn County: What does it mean to our children and to our future?

Glynn Democrats Monthly Issues Forum
Monday, January 26, 2018
7:00-8:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church on Norwich St.,  Brunswick

On January 26nd, we will continue hosting our Monthly Issues Forum – this month featuring Virginia Brown, president and CEO of the United Way of Coastal Georgia, and Dr. Don Mathews, director of the Reg Murphy Center for Economic and Policy Studies and professor of economics in the School of Business and Public Management at College of Coastal Georgia, who will present up-to-the-minute information and data about Poverty in Glynn County: What does it mean to our children and to our future?

Recent articles in our local papers have highlighted the studies showing that more than 25 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds in our county are neither working nor going to school. Virginia and Don have been at the forefront of efforts to better understand the implications of these studies so we can adopt public policies to reverse this trend and help us avoid the social, economic and public safety crises that flow from them. The Great Recession hit our area harder than most, and we are still rebounding after others have recovered. How is that affecting us, and what can we do about it? You can do your homework by reading this story in The Brunswick News.

We will learn a lot about issues and each other every time we meet. You’re invited to attend to meet your Democratic neighbors and to get involved in the conversation. Bring a friend or neighbor.

During the Q&A session after the program, we engage in lively and civil discussion to understand better how this issue affect our lives right here in Glynn County. If you would like to submit a question, please  click here.

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