The purpose of this year’s From Poverty to Possibilities event was to continue to broaden knowledge and ownership among community stakeholders about disrupting poverty by exploring the intersections of trauma, equity, and resilience with those who have been traumatized by COVID-19 and racial injustices.

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* 1. The keynote speaker, Dr. Wendy Ellis provided information that you found helpful in understanding that equity must be in the center as we think about building community resilience.

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* 2. Dr. Wendy Ellis’s keynote centered on growing a ‘resilience movement’ to address systemic inequities that contribute to social and health disparities often transmitted in families from generation to generation by focusing on the impact of adverse childhood experiences and adverse community environments,  or "The Pair of ACEs".  What do we need to do either individually or as a community to move people in poverty, who have also been traumatized by COVID-19 and racial injustices to possibilities?

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* 3. How useful was the panel discussion in understanding the intersections of trauma, equity and community resilience?

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* 4. Live voting for the Pitch to Ditch contest was a new element to the program. Would you like to see it continue in the future?

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* 5. The Human Centered Design Exercise was helpful in providing an opportunity to generate possible solutions to the issues of trauma and resilience in the wake of the two pandemics, and the importance of keeping at the center, the individuals that are impacted by the issue.

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* 6. Would you like to share anything you learned from the exercise? What was most compelling?

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* 7. Overall, the event was informative for you personally and/or your work responsibilities.

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* 8. For next year, let us know what you would like to see when it comes to systems change as we continue to work in the area of poverty reduction.

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* 9. General Comments / Key Takeaways

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* 10. Would you like to be involved in Policy work? If, yes, please remember to provide your name, organization and email address below.

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* 11. Would you like to be involved in Community conversations? If, yes, please remember to provide your name, organization and email address below.

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* 12. Optional Name, email organization

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* 13. This was the first time that we have done this type of virtual event. Overall how was your experience on a scale of 1 to 10?

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