Overcoming Poverty as a Moral Imperative and National Priority: Towards “A Better Kind of Politics”

Exploring the human, moral, and other costs of U.S. poverty and discuss how to make overcoming poverty an urgent national priority and offering steps to take in the current crisis and assess policies and proposals to substantially reduce poverty in the years to come.   Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjNwjezW-eE

Lorena Melgarejo, executive director of Faith in Action Bay Area in San Francisco and the former coordinator of parish organizing and immigrant solidarity for Faith in Action and the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese’s Office of Human Integrity

Marc Morial (L’83), president and CEO of the National Urban League, former mayor of New Orleans, former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and author of The Gumbo Coalition (2020)

Maria Cancian, dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy and the deputy assistant secretary for policy for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families under President Barack Obama

Robert Doar, president and Morgridge Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, the co-chair of the National Commission on Hunger, and a lead member of the AEI-Brookings Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity

John Carr, co-director of the Initiative, will moderate the dialogue. If you are interested in asking a question of our panelists, please email us at cathsocialthought@georgetown.edu with your question using the subject line “Question for Online Dialogue: Overcoming Poverty.” You are welcome to submit questions now through the Q&A, and we will weave as many as possible into the conversation as time permits.

We also hope you will also join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Overcoming Poverty:

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