By Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe
With Reverend Liz Theoharis, Director of Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice and founder of the Poverty Initiative, Frances Fox Piven, internationally renowned social scientist & activist, and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at CUNY Graduate Center, Julia Duranti-Martínez of the New Economy Project, Veyom Bahl, Managing Director of the Survival Program at Robin Hood, and Stephanie Luce, Professor of Labor Studies and Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center.
Inequality is at the highest level since just before the 1929 depression, with wages stagnant or declining for most Americans. To address the increasing economic divide, many grassroots organizations are working to combat the challenges faced by low- and middle-income Americans.
Representatives from New York’s anti-poverty movement will discuss how we can transform the systemic structures responsible for perpetuating poverty and hunger; how to generate political momentum for better jobs, expanded access to work, and protections for low-wage workers and the unemployed; and how to give voice to America’s poor, and empower them to be active in systemic socioeconomic change.
Divided We Stand is a series of public discussions examining critical but contentious issues affecting Americans locally and nationally, bringing audiences together with prominent intellectuals, activists, organizers, writers, journalists and academics working on the frontline of challenging political issues.
This series is supported by funding from Humanities New York through the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities
126 Crosby St, Bookstore Cafe
New York, NY 10012
Event Date: Apr 30, 2019
Event Time: 7:00PM
Event Duration: 2 hours