Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Forum: 50 Years of the War on Poverty

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Thursday, March 19
6:00 to 8:00 pm


Rates of poverty and homelessness are on the rise, particularly among minority populations, women, children, and families. This year’s Sparer Forum will explore current policies that promote or prevent access to safety net resources and examine where we are now, 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty.”

The program will feature Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA)—the largest social services agency in the country—and formerly Attorney-In-Chief of the Legal Aid Society. Program participants will include Wayne Ho, Chief Program and Policy Officer of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Sondra Youdelman, Executive Director of Community Voices Heard, and Professor Ann Cammett of CUNY Law School. Participants will discuss social services, the future of poverty alleviation, and strategies for legal advocacy.

RSVP online by Tuesday, March 17

More information and contact at: http://www.brooklaw.edu/en/newsandevents/events/2015/03-19-2015.aspx


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