When: May 11, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University
From the announcement: One in five children grows up poor in the richest nation on earth. Harvard Professor Robert Putnam documents and challenges this human and economic failure in his new bestselling book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Putnam, also the author of Bowling Alone and co-author of American Grace, will share his groundbreaking research, compelling stories and unusual passion for the widening opportunity gap at the opening public session the Catholic-Evangelical Summit on Overcoming Poverty.
Putnam’s presentation will be followed by a distinguished panel of religious and national leaders will discuss long-neglected questions including how Catholic, evangelical, and other leaders can help make overcoming poverty a clear moral imperative and urgent national priority. Georgetown President John J. DeGioia will open the Dialogue.