Saturday, February 02, 2013

Panelists in PBS Series Discuss Vision for Addressing Poverty in America

On January 17, 2013, in Washington, DC,  PBS host Tavis Smiley convened a panel of some of America's most prominent thinkers and advocates for a thought-provoking, action-inspiring conversation about poverty in the U.S.   This a four part series.  I have embedded the video for the first part and will do the same with other parts later this week,  If you want to see them all now, click on this link. (Thanks to Bread member Stephen Groth from New York for alerting me to the site).

Panelists included: Mariana Chilton, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and associate professor of Drexel University's School of Public Health; Rose Ann DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United; Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH); Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House; John D. Graham, dean, Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs and author of America’s Poor and the Great Recession; Jonathan Kozol, author of Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America; Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; and Cornel West, Union Theological Seminary professor and author.

In part 1, Tavis moderates a panel of opinion-makers focusing on the crippling issue of poverty in America.

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