Realities, Reflections, and Recovery:

Surviving and Thriving Through 2020

October 19th – 21st

The Social Development Commission hosts the 2021 Summit on Poverty. Every year, we take a look at poverty from different perspectives. We explore new ways to knock down the four barriers that keep people in poverty: Trauma, Cognitive Dissonance, Isms, and Policy & Systems.

With this year’s theme Realities, Reflections, & Recovery: Surviving & Thriving 2020 & Beyond we will come together and find solutions that will impact our communities. 2020 showed us, like never before, how the four barriers contribute to social injustice, health disparities, and economic inequality that many will continue to experience for years to come. It’s time for transformation change and we are the ones to do it. 

Let’s continue to disrupt the status quo.

We need your ideas. We need your solutions.

We look forward to seeing you this year for another transformative summit.

Due to COVID-19, we are offering virtual and in-person options for attendees.
Take advantage of the FREE ticketing options available or purchase your ticket knowing that your funds are making a difference in your community. 


Thank You to Our 2021 Summit on Poverty Sponsors!

Signature Sponsors

Ascension logo
Marquette Logo

Super Friend Sponsors

My Choice Family Care, Inc.
TMG Wisconsin
All of Us Research Program – Milwaukee
Revitalize Milwaukee
Milwaukee Health Services
Great Lakes Dryhootch, Inc.