Diversity Dialogue: Poverty is Expensive

Poverty is Expensive

February 25, 2020 

12:00-1:30 PM Indiana Institute of Technology
Seitz Conference Center (2nd floor)
of the Andorfer Commons Building 
1600 E. Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Attendees can park in any C designated lots. View a campus map here.

Lunch is available for purchase beforehand in the cafeteria. Plan to arrive early if you want to buy lunch. Menu is updated weekly and can be viewed here the week of the event.

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It is expensive to be poor.  Lower wages, little to no paid time off, higher food costs and proportionately higher costs for housing take a heavier financial toll on those with the greatest need.  And the toll isn’t only financial, it carries an emotional price too.  Come and find out what has caused this issue we are facing and how we can take steps to make a difference.

Speaker: Joshua Gale

Joshua Gale is the executive director of Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network and the chairman for the region's Planning Council on Homelessness.  He most recently served as executive director of Lutheran Charities based out of Chicago. He has also worked in Philadelphia at Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries as a mission developer, and in Lima, Peru as the executive director of Castillo Fuerte--Casa de Misericordia. Joshua is dedicated to efficient project development to serve new populations and expand organizations.  He plays an active role in several boards, including Indiana's Continuum of Care, the Youth and Family Homelessness board in the Balance of State, and was a founding member of the board of directors that launched the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Concordia University Chicago.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Illinois State University, a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne and an MBA from Concordia University Chicago.