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A National Conversation on Deep Poverty

American Psychological Association

Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

A National Conversation on Deep Poverty

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The deep poverty threshold is typically defined as having income below half of the federal poverty level. But living in deep poverty is more than a number – it is a persistent and entrenched condition that is often characterized by challenges like addiction, homelessness, disability, and chronic illness.

Deep poverty affects more than 18.5 million people in the United States. So how can we move the needle to lift more Americans out of this vicious cycle? Join us for A National Conversation on Deep Poverty as we explore the causes, impact, and potential solutions to extreme poverty in the U.S. with a cross-disciplinary panel of experts dedicated to unraveling this complex issue. 




Maureen Bunyan

Maureen BunyanA 44-year veteran of television news who anchored the 6 o’clock weeknight newscasts for ABC7/ WJLA-TV and CBS9/WUSA-TV





J. Lawrence Aber, PhD

J. Lawrence AberWillner Family professor of psychology and public policy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and university professor, New York University, where he also serves as board chair of its Institute of Human Development and Social Change and co-director of the international research center Global TIES for Children.



Clarence Anthony, MPA

Clarence AnthonyExecutive director of the National League of Cities. Anthony served as the mayor of South Bay, Florida, for 24 years. He is considered an expert in citizen engagement and techniques that build a sense of community within cities.




Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, ABPP

Rosie Phillips DavisAPA president and professor of counseling psychology at the University of Memphis, where she  has worked for more than 30 years. Examining psychology’s role in ending deep poverty is a key initiative of her presidential year. 



Caroline Ratcliffe, PhD

Caroline RatcliffeSenior fellow and co-director of the Opportunity and Ownership initiative at the Urban Institute. Ratcliffe is an expert on asset building and poverty and has published and spoken extensively on poverty and other economic issues.





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National Press Club
529 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20045

Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

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