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ACT. INTERACT. REACT.

In the fall of 2016, WQED designed a series of initiatives that invite a broad spectrum of voices and organizations to join together and collaborate around issues that confound and divide us. In our first two initiatives, THINK! addressed two important topics:

Guns in a Free Society and Equity and Opportunity.

 

Next Topic: Poverty

 

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?

 

Town Hall Live Broadcast

 

December 7, 2017 8 PM EST

The many voices taking part in the Poverty Initiative will coalesce in an hour-long broadcast special from the WQED studios where experts, civic leaders and community members come together.

The program will be broadcast on air and streamed live online.

Register to attend

Community Forums

COMMUNITY FORUMS

 

THINK! Community Forums are an opportunity to share your thoughts and have your voice heard.

Register now to participate in the THINK! Poverty Initiative Community Forums. We want to know how poverty impacts you. Whether you are a service provider, a volunteer or someone experiencing financial difficulties, we want to know your story and how your life is being impacted by poverty.

 

Register Now