Alleviating poverty will be the focus of the United Way’s “Driving the Dream” town hall meeting Tuesday at The Peabody.
The meeting brings together local and national leaders as part of the United Way’s partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum for “MLK50,” next year’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel.
Elisabeth D. Babcock, President and CEO of Economic Mobility Pathways, will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Community Lift CEO Eric Robertson, MIFA Vice President Cecelia Johnson Powell, and David Waters, columnist for The Commercial Appeal.
The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Admission is $30. For more information contact Lori Spicer Robertson of United Way at (901) 433-4317.