Heather McGhee gave Keynote From Poverty to Possibilities
United Way of Pierce County’s 5th Annual Summit on Poverty
From Poverty to Possibilities is Pierce County’s signature community summit that takes on barriers to economic equity. This year's summit focused on racial equity and how we can prosper together.
This year’s keynote speaker was Heather McGhee. A renowned expert on the American economy, HEATHER MCGHEE is one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers exploring inequality today. Both her viral TED talk and her instant New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us reveal the devastating true cost of racism—not just for people of color, but for everyone. Deeply stirring, intelligent, and compassionate, McGhee’s talks offer us an actionable roadmap during one of the most critical—and most troubled—periods in history.
Over 300 community leaders attended this event virtually.
From Poverty to Possibilities Condensed Video
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Pitch to Ditch Winners - Narrative
1st - Read Me Justice
2nd - Career-Connected Learning for Low Income Young
3rd - Future Forward Outreach for Tax Time Financial Inclusion
Thank you to this year’s sponsors,