EA Kansas City poverty meetup & group planning, content & slides + discussion notes

post by samstowers · 2020-02-26T02:26:25.588Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA · GW · None comments

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  Brief overview: "How to fix poverty in Kansas City and the world: What we know and what we don't"
  Broad agenda
  Discussion notes
  Materials
  Raw event outline
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Brief overview: "How to fix poverty in Kansas City and the world: What we know and what we don't"

Hi all! I'm Sam, an organizer of Effective Altruism Kansas City. Yesterday I ran our 6th meetup, on global and local poverty and what we know about fixing them. After presenting the research (praise Duflo and the Poverty Action Lab), we had breakout group discussions on group values and goals, before getting pizza to celebrate a member's birthday. I'm sharing my slides, the discussion, and other materials here in case others want to run a similar event in their city.

We had 17 people at this event, which is pretty good! Our core group of active members is growing with every event, and the every-other-week structure seems to be working well for now.

Our organizing team now has three members. One previously left for personal issues, but the team has somewhat stabilized for now. We'll likely bring on another organizer to lighten the load if the group continues to grow like it has been.

Oh, also, so far our group has garnered two Founder's Pledges and one Giving What We Can pledge. We'll probably start keeping track of this on our website once that's up.

Broad agenda

Here are the event slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qHNMfNdD2aumhzdslW3CfB-mL4JLlvGt/edit#slide=id.p1

Discussion notes

Materials

Event slides link again: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qHNMfNdD2aumhzdslW3CfB-mL4JLlvGt/edit#slide=id.p1

For my research and raw notes on the topic, you can see my Roam prep: https://roamresearch.com/#/app/sams/page/2zjOfckCo

For the curious, you can see pictures on the Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Effective-Altruism-Kansas-City/events/268617021/

Raw event outline

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