2022 Anti-Poverty Advocates Summit

Our 2022 Anti-Poverty Advocates Summit will bring together social justice advocates, grassroot organizations, policymakers and anti-poverty advocates around the state to help push for more effective policies to support low-income Americans.

Attendees will receive training, support and inspiration to advocate on affordable housing, criminal legal system reform, (including the Clean Slate Initiative), food security, and other anti-poverty issues. You’ll have access to amazing keynote presentations, workshops from local and national anti-poverty organizations, and coalition meetings to finalize policy agendas for the 2023 legislative session that starts in January. Together, we will use our voices to influence policy that will bring an end to poverty.

Ticket Price – $149

Full and partial scholarships are available. To apply please fill out this form. You will be notified by email if we can offer you a scholarship.

November 15, 2022
10:00 AM
to Wednesday
November 16, 2022
3:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Jefferson City
422 Monroe Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101


Schedule at a Glance

More details on Breakout Sessions will be coming soon, but each session will include options focused on affordable housing, food security, the Clean Slate initiative, and other anti-poverty issues.

Tuesday, November 15th
10:00AM-12:00PM: Registration Open
12:00-1:30PM: Welcome, Lunch and Keynote Speaker - Toriano Porter (Read more about Toriano)
1:45-2:45PM: Breakout Session 1
3:00-4:00PM: Breakout Session 2
4:00-5:00PM: Coalition Working Groups
5:00-6:00PM: Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, November 16th
8:30-10:00AM: Welcome, Breakfast and Keynote Speaker - Sheena Meade (Read more about Sheena)
10:15-11:15AM: Breakout Session 3
11:30AM-12:00PM: Boxed Lunch Pick-Up
12:00-1:30PM: Bolder Training or Clean Slate Presentation
1:45-3:00PM: Coalition Working Groups


Full Breakout Schedule Now Available

In addition to our two keynote speakers, attendees at the Summit will hear from local and national anti-poverty organizations including Missouri Budget Project, Bolder Advocacy, the Food Research and Action Center, Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom, and more! You can view the full schedule here.

Rooms for Summit attendees have been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Jefferson City. Please contact the hotel directly to book your room, and let them know you are with Empower Missouri.

Guests will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test (no older than 72 hours) to enter the event. You may email a copy of your vaccination card or test results to [email protected] prior to the event, or present them at check-in. In consideration of all attendees of the Summit, masks are also encouraged.