Realities, Reflections, and Recovery:

Surviving and Thriving Through 2020

October 19th – 21st

The Social Development Commission hosted 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 the 2021 Summit on Poverty theme Realities, Reflections, & Recovery: Surviving & Thriving Through 2020 & Beyond, we came together to 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 transformative change and we are the ones to do it.

Click here to view photos from the 2021 Summit on Poverty.

Let’s continue to disrupt the status quo. We need your ideas. We need your solutions.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2022 Summit on Poverty happening October 25, 2022 to October 27, 2022. Stay tuned for more information.

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.

Interested in sponsorship?

Please contact La Toya Jones at: