ACT. INTERACT. REACT
WQED designed this series of initiatives that invite a broad spectrum of voices and organizations to join together and collaborate around issues that confound and divide us.
To date, THINK! has addressed three important topics:
Guns in a Free Society (Summer/Fall 2016)
Equity and Opportunity (Winter/Spring 2017)
Poverty in Western Pennsylvania (Fall/Winter 2017)
Poverty is a multifaceted social problem that affects billions of people worldwide.
Working with the Art of Democracy and a diverse group of community partners directly involved in combating various elements of poverty in our region, we have determined that our discussion of poverty must ask the following questions:
HOW CAN SYSTEMS & SERVICE PROVIDERS CHANGE TO REMOVE THE STIGMA AND REVEAL THE TRUE NATURE OF POVERTY?
IF POVERTY IS A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM THAT CAN BE SOLVED, HOW CAN WE CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOLUTION?
HOW CAN WE CREATE COALITIONS TO GENERATE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS TO ADDRESS POVERTY?
December 7, 2017 8 PM EST
The many voices taking part in WQED's poverty initiative over the past four months coalesced in an hour-long broadcast from the Fred Rogers Studio where civic leaders and community members came together for this culminating event. The program was televised and streamed live online.