The 2nd Annual 1890s Multi-State Conference took place on May 18th and 19th 2022. The conference was conducted virtually over zoom and was hosted by four 1890s Land Grant Universities: Alabama A&M University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Tennessee State University. The 1890s Multi-State Conference focused on building relationships, opportunities, and programs within the communities and highlighted the building of the multi-state effort that originally included these three universities.
Walk Across the 1890s was a 10-week pre-conference event that encouraged participants to be active and move more! Individually or teams were encouraged to walk 1290 miles "the distance walking between Alabama A&M University, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Tennessee State University" over the course of the ten weeks. By the end of the event, a total of 17,617 miles were walked!
The 2nd Annual 1890s Multi-State Conference was held on May 18th and 19th, 2022. The mission of this years conference was to focus on standing together and lifting up communities. It highlighted the building of the multi-state effort among Alabama A&M University, The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Tennessee State University.
During the 2nd Annual 1890s Multi-State Conference, political friends, stakeholders, and partners were invited to join in on the Virtual Panel Discussions. The panel discussions focused on a range of topics such as recognizing 1890s program impacts and lifting up communities for healthy, active lives.
Another form of donation implemented during the 1890s Multi-State Conference was through the silent auction. This was the second time the multi-state conference hosted the auction. The event was held on Facebook and went live the week of the auction. Participants were able to bid on the items of their choosing on the 1890s Multi-State Conference Facebook page. By the close of the Silent Auction, $549 was raised.
In lieu of a registration fee, registrants were asked to give a minimum of $10 donation to the Food Bank of North Alabama. All proceeds from the 1890s Multi-State Conference were given to the food bank. So far $1,700 has been raised for the Food Bank of North Alabama.
This material was funded by USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP, and under an agreement with the State of TN. This institution is and equal opportunity provider.
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