So Rich, So Poor: Reviving the Fight Against Poverty

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November 15, 2012 | 5:30 PM
Riggs Library | Georgetown University

Does President Obama’s re-election create an opportunity to revive an American war against poverty? On the 50th anniversary of Michael Harrington’s The Other America, which ignited a short-lived “war on poverty,” poverty is again on the rise in a way the nation can no longer ignore. As it emerges from the Great Recession, can America find the political will to renew the fight against poverty? Join us for a conversation with Peter Edelman, one of the nation’s foremost champions of the poor, about his book, So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.

Introduction by:
John J. DeGioia
President, Georgetown University

Peter B. Edelman
Professor of Law, Georgetown Law