There will be quite a lot of activity at the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity here at UNC this Fall:
"Toward Common Ground - A Dialogue about Work and Opportunity in America"
Debate between Senator Edwards and Jack Kemp, former Secretary of the
Department of Housing and Urban Development. This event will be
moderated by Dan Gitterman, Asst. Professor of Public Policy.
"How the Media Depicts Poverty and Constructs Social Class in America"
Panel of nationally renowned journalists to discuss the historical
depiction of poverty in the media, current and future trends, and how
Katrina has affected the media's portrayal of this issue.
The following journalists will sit on the panel, moderated by Sen.
David Wessel, Wall Street Journal
David Brooks, New York Times
Sam Fulwood, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Katherine Boo, New America Foundation
Jason DeParle, New York Times
"Katrina's Lessons: Moving Forward in the Fight Against Poverty"
Panel of five experts to discuss the lessons learned from Katrina and
to propose concrete policy solutions to address those living in
poverty. The panel will be moderated by Sen. John Edwards and includes
the following experts:
Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute
Ray Boshara, New America Foundation
Anna Burger, Change to Win
Bruce Katz, Brookings Institute
William Julius Wilson, Harvard University
"Strategies for Improving the Conditions of Low-Wage Workers"
Panelists will include Annette Bernhardt of NYU, John Sweeney of the
AFL-CIO and Tom Clarke of UFCW. This event will be moderated by Arne
Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Senior
Associate Dean for Social Science, College of Arts and Sciences, UNC.
I'll see if I can make it to some or all of these events.