The 3rd Annual 1890s Multi-State Conference took place on May 17th and 18th 2023. The conference was conducted virtually over zoom and was hosted by four 1890s Land Grant Universities: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Tennessee State University and Alabama A&M 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 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 the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Tennessee State University and Alabama A&M University” over the course of the ten weeks. By the end of the event, a total of 8,350 miles were walked!
The 3rd Annual 1890s Multi-State Conference was held on May 17th and 18th, 2023. The mission of this years conference was to focus on putting the pieces together to build healthy communities. The conference highlighted the building of the multi-state effort among The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Tennessee State University, and Alabama A&M University.
Virtual Panel Discussions were held on each day of the conference. These virtual panels consisted of educators from each university as well as community leaders and organizations that partner with the universities. The panel discussions focused on how to work to make the community healthier and showed how agencies could partner to build healthy communities.
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.
In lieu of a registration fee, registrants were asked to give a minimum of $10 donation to the First Ward Living Grace Food Pantry. All proceeds from the 1890s Multi-State Conference were given to the food bank. $2,200 was for the First Ward Living Grace Food Pantry.
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