Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty

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Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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BeegleDr. Donna M. Beegle is the co-founder and president of Communication Across Barriers, and is an authentic voice who speaks, writes and trains across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty. Her inspiring story and work have been featured on television and in newspapers around the nation. For over 26 years, Dr. Beegle has worked with educators, justice professionals, health care providers, social service agencies, and other organizations who want to make a difference for those living in the crisis of poverty. She is the only member of her family who has not been incarcerated.\
After growing up in generational migrant labor poverty, leaving school for marriage at 15, having two children and continuing to cope with poverty, she found herself, at 25, with no husband, little education, and no job skills. What followed were: self-confidence, a G.E.D., an A.A. in Journalism, a B.A. (with honors) in Communications, a Master’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Gender Studies (with honors), and completion of a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Beegle co-founded Communication Across Barriers with her mentor, Dr. Bob Fulford in 1989.
Come join us at Biltmore United Methodist Church on June 22 for a presentation around helping people in poverty move forward. Please register by June 17th at A special thanks to the collaboration and assistance from C4C (Congregations for Children) and Susan Pennock.
For more information contact April Spencer at or 828.774.5681, ext 20.