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The First Annual Poverty Forum Sponsored by The Action Council for Cross Cultural Mental Health and Human Services in partnership with Bethlehem Baptist Church, College Place Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Wiley Kennedy Family Life Center Mr. James Starnes, President of Action Council - Directives The Honorable Vince Ford, Forum Facilitator

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. *Welcome* Reverend Dr. Anthony A. McCallum *Scripture* Reverend Henry Masten *Prayer* Reverend John Thompson

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session 1 *Poverty & Education* Dr. Ronald Epps *The Back Pack Project & Harvest Hope Food Bank* Denise Holland, CEO *Incarceration and Criminal History* Ernest Shaw, LMSW

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Session 2 *Faith-Based Programs* Wayne Fields, CEO, Oliver Gospel Mission Pastor Brenda Kneece, Executive Minister, SC Christian Action Council *Legislation* ?????

Remarks Mr. James Starnes, President of Action Council Dr. Anthony A. McCallum, Pastor

Poverty Forum at Bethlehem Baptist Church