The Pandemic Economy: Strategies for Economic and Social Mobility – Feb 16
Posted by University of Pennsylvania on February 16, 2021
University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice Speaker Series – Confronting Racial Injustice and the Inequities of the Pandemic
Hosted by Ben Jealous, Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School for Communication, Penn Carey Law School, and School of Social Policy & Practice and President, People for the American Way, this series will focus on how data-informed social policy and evidence-based practice in social work are being used to identify and design solutions for the complex social problems in America today.
Each 60-minute session will include an introduction by Ben Jealous followed by a presentation. The program will conclude with a Q&A and closing remarks from Ben Jealous.
Part II: The Pandemic Economy: Strategies for Economic and Social Mobility
The second event of the Speaker Series takes place on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 from noon – 1:00 p.m., and will feature former City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) assistant professor and economist Ioana Marinescu, PhD.
Americans are experiencing financial hardship and destitution at alarming rates, only further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. How do we move people from poverty to prosperity? The second installment of the SP2 Speaker Series will focus on:
- The Situation Today: What tools and resources are Americans relying on?
- Poverty Reduction: Actionable Research and Evidence-Based Solutions
- Long-Term Benefits and Impact
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