Actions and Detail Panel
Dinner at the Square - What's Government's Role in Fighting Poverty?
Wed, May 3, 2017, 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
What's Government's Role in Fighting Poverty?
America's poor are increasingly shifting from the cities to the suburbs, the most recent Census data show – and that's causing problems with the way the government delivers assistance to them.
The prolonged economic recession forced millions of Americans into poverty, with nearly 15 percent of the population – or roughly 46.7 million people – living below the poverty line in 2014. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that figure is up from about 11 percent in 2000.
These Americans tend to live in areas with a few common features, like economic dependence on the agriculture industry and an abundance of low-skilled labor.
But whose responsibilities is it to help? And how much help should be offered? Nelson Mandela once said, “A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it's lowest ones,” however, at what cost?
For reading material and additional information about this event please visit: http://broward.villagesquare.us/event/poverty/
Lars Gilberts, Statewide Director of the ALICE Program, United Way of Broward County
Jeremie Greer, VP of Policy & Research, CFED
Sue Gallagher, Chief Innovation Officer, Children's Services Council of Broward County
Pre-Registered Guests: $35. Ticket prices will increase to $45 after 4/19/17
Registered guests: $45
Members of the Village Square ($68 membership) and 1 guest are invited to attend a cocktail reception prior to the panel disccusion from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. You may sign up to become a member on the registration page.
Panel discussion will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive by 6:45 p.m.
About the Village Square: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.
Dinner at the Square is the signature Village Square event. These dinners are intended to be educational in a format that is entertaining. The debate will be spirited but fact-based and civil. Dinner will be included in your ticket price. The event will start promptly at 6:45 p.m.