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Jackson Center Poverty Conference

Thinking about Poverty in Horry County

The Jackson Center held its first conference on April 24 and 25, 2014 entitled "Thinking About Poverty in Horry County." This was a two-day conference that explored ways in which poverty affects life in our area. On Thursday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m., Daniel Hausman, Herbert A. Simon and Hilldale Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presented the keynote address, “Why Should We Care About Poverty?” Then, on Friday, April 25, several panels and events were held regarding current local poverty issues.

Please view the schedule from the conference as well as the PowerPoint presentations used during the

Poverty Poster

Schedule of Events
Jackson Center Conference: Thinking about Poverty in Horry County

Thursday, April 24

4:30PM- 5:30PM               Keynote Address: “Why Should We Care About Poverty?”

                                           Dr. Daniel Hausman: University of Wisconsin-Madison

5:30PM -6:30 PM:            Reception in Wall Board Room

Friday April 25

8:30 AM – 09:00 AM        Registration, Coffee and Refreshments in Foyer of the Johnson Auditorium

9:00 AM - 09:50 AM         Some Facts and Figures about Poverty in Horry County

                                           Dr. Holley Tankersley, Chair Department of Political Science

                                           PowerPoint Presentation- Holley Tankersley

                                           Dr. Robert Salvino, Research Economist, Center for Economic and Community

                                           PowerPoint Presentation- Rob Salvino

10:00 AM -10:50 AM        Panel Discussion: The Challenge of Poverty for Public Education in Horry County

                                           Panelists- Superintendent Dr. Cindy Elsberry and Chief Academic Officer, Cindy

                                           Counselors - Dr. Renn Dominguez and Mrs. Cookie Goings

                                           Principals - Ms. Ann Hall and Mr. John Washburn

                                           PowerPoint Presentation- Poverty and Public Education

11:00 AM -11:45 AM        Panel Discussion: Homelessness in Horry County

                                           Kathy Jenkins, Executive Director New Directions

                                           John Pedersen, Assistant City Manager in Myrtle Beach.

                                           Dwight Caraway, Myrtle Beach Haven

                                           Cindy Hill, New Directions

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM       Break

12:10 PM- 12:50 PM        The Past, Present and Future of the Culture of Poverty Thesis

                                           Jason Eastman, Department of Sociology Coastal Carolina University

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM             Panel Discussion:  Fighting Illiteracy in Horry County

                                           Jeanne Cobb, Department of Education CCU

                                           Pat Bush, Former Executive Director Horry County Literacy Council

                                           Carolyn Ellis, Freedom Readers

                                           Patricia Santianello, Horry County Literacy Council

                                           PowerPoint Presentation- Literacy

2:00 PM-2:50 PM             Kirk vs. Spock on Charitable Giving

                                          David Killoren, Jackson Center Ethics Fellow