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FPA of Metro NY Toastmasters Club Open House: The Price of Poverty & Privilege
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When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 P.M.
Where: Legg Mason
620 8th Avenue
Floor 49, Brooklyn Museum Room
New York, New York  10036
United States
Contact: Kim Bourne

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Challenges that are created in society by wealth and poverty include oppression, domination, and discrimination. Beyond wealth, a person's level of poverty and privilege can be further affected by their ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Unfair stereotypes impact those who live in poverty and those who enjoy privilege.


Intersectionality is a sociological theory that studies the relationships among the various identifiers. Despite its importance, intersectionality is not yet a household word. New Yorkers, with all our diversity, struggle to create meaningful interactions between those who live in extreme poverty and those who enjoy abundant privilege. If we don't understand each other, we are bound to mistreat one another. If we cannot empathize with people who are different from ourselves, we miss opportunities to strengthen our community because of thoughtlessness and indifference.


Join the FPA of Metro NY Toastmasters and learn techniques to communicate compassionately with people from varied socioeconomic backgrounds. Sign up today and bring a friend!


**RSVP to Kim Bourne at by Friday, February 15, 2019


7:00 - 8:45 P.M.


Legg Mason

620 8th Avenue

Floor 49, Brooklyn Museum Room

New York, NY 10036


Please bring photo ID to pass through building security.


Interested in learning about Toastmasters Club? Come find out how you can improve your public speaking and leadership skills within the supportive environment of this open club, a partner organization of FPA of Metro New York. Get feedback from financial experts, other professionals, and members of the general public on your communication skills—a terrific complement to doing FPA pro bono and public awareness work.  After the meeting, view your speech videos and watch yourself get better over time. 




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