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Swimming Upstream: Race, Place and the Problem of Persistent Poverty in America

FEBRUARY 23, 2011 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St. New York, NY

Experts from across the country will discuss the repercussions of being born into poverty on factors such as housing options, the educational systems  and the food and resources available. As the country struggles to rebound from the financial crisis, more programs are being cut which is increasing the problems associated with overcoming poverty. Panelists will discuss public policies, institutional barriers and the impact of unemployment. Panelists include:

  • Radhika Fox, Federal Policy Director at PolicyLink
  • Linda Harris, Director of Youth Policy at CLASP
  • Bhash Mazumder, PhD, Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Ronald Mincy, PhD, Professor of Social Policy at Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Kristin Morse, Director of Programs and Evaluation at the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity