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Let’s Talk About Poverty Resource Guide

Let's talk about poverty

On February 17, 2016 we gathered for a community discussion about Poverty.

“How can I help? What can I do? These are questions that I’ve asked myself, so many times. The biggest take away for me, is that the even though this problem is complex, there are concrete steps that individuals can take to make real progress toward understanding challenges and collaborating on solutions. It all starts with a conversation.”
– Monte Bohanan, Director of Marketing • The Music Hall


The Music Hall’s new series of free community forums called Let’s Talk About… is an outgrowth of the discussion of the heroin epidemic last spring, when citizens gathered at the Loft to talk frankly about a topic that has touched many in the Seacoast. The conversation continues on February 17, at 6pm at the Loft, as they delve into the topic of local poverty, what’s being done, and how individuals can help bring about positive change.

The event started with a brief presentation from four panelists, Beth Mattingly, Director of Research on Vulnerable Families at The University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Carsey School of Public Policy, Kristy Martino, from Results.org, Deborah Anthony, Executive Director of Seacoast Family Food Pantry, and Craig Welch, Executive Director of the Portsmouth Housing Authority. Then, the conversation opened up to a discussion of the challenges and potential solutions, moderated by Monte Bohanan, Director of Marketing at The Music Hall, and Crystal Paradis, Director of Communications at Vital Design. Attendees had a chance to talk, ask questions, get informed, and get connected.

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