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March 28 – Dr. Donna Beegle: Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty

3/28/2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020  |  9 am – 4 pm
Chamberlain, SD

About Donna M. Beegle 

After growing up in generational migrant-labor poverty, leaving school at 15 to get married, and having two children while continuing to cope with poverty, Donna Beegle found herself—at 25—with no husband, little education, and no job skills. Within 10 short years, she gained the confidence to get her GED and advance through to a Doctorate Degree. All these experiences provide Dr. Beegle with an authentic voice to speak, write, and train across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty.

As president of Communication Across Barriers, a consulting firm dedicated to building poverty informed communities that are armed with tools to break barriers, she works directly with children and adults currently in poverty, as well as all professionals who want to make a difference for those living in the crisis of poverty. For over 27 years, Dr. Beegle’s work has spread word of mouth to all 50 states and six countries. Dr. Beegle is also the founder of the Opportunity Community movement which provides the foundation for a contemporary war on poverty.