A consensus plan for reducing poverty and restoring the American Dream

Posted by on January 25, 2016

Opportunity, responsibility, and security: A consensus plan for reducing poverty and restoring the American Dream

Thursday, February 4, 2015
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Alleviating poverty. Fighting inequality. Expanding economic opportunity. These are hot topics on the campaign trail, but when it comes to implementing real change, efforts frequently stall in Congress. A new bipartisan report on Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security, produced by the American Enterprise Institute/Brookings Institution Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity, details a consensus policy agenda for overcoming gridlock and achieving actionable solutions in 2016

Spotlight, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, invites you to a conversation with the report’s authors and a convening of leading experts — including John McWhorter of Columbia University, LaDonna Pavetti of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Tamar Jacoby of Opportunity America, ImmigrationWorks USA — who will explore the report’s findings and consider how these issues are playing out in the presidential campaign.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST on February 4. Click here to register. The event will also be livestreamed — more information will be available at http://spotlightonpoverty.org/news/ford-event-2-4/ closer to the event.

Other participants include:

  • Lawrence Aber, New York University
  • Sheldon Danziger, Russell Sage Foundation
  • Robert Doar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality
  • Jonathan Haidt, New York University Stern School of Business
  • Kay Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Lawrence Mead, New York University
  • Ron Mincy, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • (Moderator) Juana Summers, Mashable

We hope you can join us!

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