We'd like to thank the 300-plus attendees and presenters who helped make the 2015 Arise Policy Conference a huge success! Below, you'll find a link to photos from the energetic event on Feb. 5, 2015, at Birmingham-Southern College. You'll also find links to handouts and materials from both the workshops and the closing presentation from State Health Officer Dr. Don Williamson.
We were excited to see everyone, and we hope you keep in touch! Follow Arise on Facebook and Twitter, and share your feedback and your vision for a brighter future in our state using #AriseVision. Together, we can build a better Alabama for all!
Photos from the 2015 Arise Policy Conference
Workshop and presentation materials
Session A: Silence is not an option: Advocacy 101
Session B: Break the cycle: The high costs of payday and title lending
Session C: Rethinking long-term care
Session D: Teaming up for getting well
Session E: School partnerships for family health
Session F: Speak up for Medicaid expansion
Session G: Accountability without transparency?
Session H: Why threats to the safety net matter to us all
Session I: Fixing income inequality from the bottom up
Session J: Bridging the rural provider gap
Session K: The intersection of housing and health
Session L: Understanding Alabama Medicaid reform
Session N: Getting unstuck: Public transportation policy in Alabama
Session O: More with less: Alabama's K-12 funding cuts
Session P: The common good: Alabama taxes 101
Closing plenary: Envisioning a healthier Alabama for all
Join with hundreds of people working toward a better Alabama at the 2015 Arise Policy Conference on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Birmingham-Southern College! Learn about the policy challenges facing our state and how your advocacy can help make Alabama a stronger, healthier state for all.
The Arise conference, "Share the Vision: Creating a Path Forward," will feature speeches by Demos President Heather McGhee; State Health Officer Dr. Don Williamson; and UAB's Dr. Michael Saag, a pioneering HIV researcher. We'll also offer a host of workshops examining how better public policies on health care, housing, transportation, tax reform and other issues can help ensure Alabama is a state where everyone has an opportunity to build a better life.
It'll be an exciting, energetic day, and we hope to see you there! Click here for more information and to register today! Online registration has been extended until Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.
You won't want to miss "Moving Alabama Forward," the 2013 ACPP Policy Conference, Fri., Feb. 8, at Auburn University Montgomery. This year's event comes at a particularly urgent and promising time for improving public policies that affect our most vulnerable neighbors. During opening week of the 2013 legislative session, the conference will highlight:
The registration deadline is Feb. 1. Get the registration brochure here.
Knowledge, strategies & hope for a healthier Alabama -- A statewide conference presented by Arise Citizens' Policy Project, Alabama Appleseed and the Birmingham-Southern chapter of Alabama Arise and made possible by a generous grant from the Public Welfare Foundation.
The 2009 conference brochure describes the 20 breakout workshops, three plenary sessions and more.
It's inspiring to know that nearly 400 Alabamians are willing to brave icy winds to spend a day envisioning a fairer Alabama! On Feb. 15, 2007, the second Poverty & Policy Conference filled Birmingham-Southern's Norton Campus Center with civic and church leaders, community advocates, educators, students, social workers and other hardy souls from around the state. This year's conference theme, "Let Justice Roll," echoed throughout the day in keynote addresses by Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, Anniston Star editor Bob Davis, and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute co-founded Odessa Woolfolk. Three breakout sessions offered a total of 24 workshops on topics ranging from Medicaid reform to affordable housing to environmental justice.
The 2007 conference brochure gives program details.
ACPP's first-ever statewide Poverty & Policy Conference drew more than 480 participants to Birmingham-Southern College on Feb. 15, 2005. The all-day event brought together community activists, church leaders, state agency personnel, nationally recognized scholars and policy experts, and 160 college and university students from around the state. Their energy and insight offered new hope for the long haul.
The 2005 conference brochure describes the event's 24 workshops and featured speakers.