By 2010, 21 percent of New Yorkers were living in poverty and one in four children were poor. 65 percent of Americans born into the bottom fifth of the population in terms of income stayed in the lowest two fifths. What can the next mayor do to expand opportunity for all New Yorkers?
The Roosevelt Institute invites you to:
Inequality in New York: The Next Mayor’s Challenge
Tuesday, September 24
Cocktail reception: 6 p.m.
Panel: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Roosevelt House, Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street, New York, NY
This event is free and open to the public.
Welcome: Jeff Madrick, The Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative
Shyama Venkateswar, Director of the Public Policy Program at Roosevelt House
Moderator: David Jones, Community Service Society of New York
James Parrott, Fiscal Policy Institute
Maya Wiley, Center for Social Inclusion
Lawrence Aber, NYU Wagner School
Tsedeye Gebreselassie, National Employment Law Project
The winners of New York's Mayoral Primary Elections, held September 10th, will be invited to make remarks and participate.
The Roosevelt Institute’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative, dedicated to inspiring discussion on how we can use our government's tools to address our nation’s most pressing problems. For more information, please visit rediscoveringgovernment.org.
Founded in 2011, Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline is a national network of young adults in their 20s and 30s engaged in collective policy organizing to promote the upward mobility of their cities and communities. For more information, please visit rooseveltpipeline.org.
Roosevelt House, the former home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and FDR’s mother Sara, and a part of Hunter College since 1943, reopened in 2010 as a public policy institute honoring the distinguished Roosevelt legacy. www.roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu
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Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline
Founded in 2011, Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline is a national network of young people in their twenties and thirties building inclusive communities with local stakeholders to collectively generate innovative policy ideas and solutions to their cities' most pressing social and economic issues. Across the nation, Pipeline is engaging city-based networks of young civic leaders and supporting emerging public intellectuals in its fellowship program.