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Poverty: A Community Responds

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Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

350 West Maryland Street

Indianapolis, IN 46225

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Poverty is on the rise in Central Indiana, but so are the community’s efforts to combat it. Even as we see earmarks of deprivation, we also recognize the fruits of compassion: The city embraced the Faith & Action Project in its first year, promising conversations began among community groups, the city announced new initiatives, and more.

Supported by the Mike and Sue Smith Family Fund, the Faith & Action Project launches its second year on Nov. 8 with “Poverty: A Community Responds,” a public discussion of poverty featuring thought leaders focused on housing, education and hope: Matthew Desmond, a MacArthur “genius” grant recipient and author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in America; Deborah Bial, education strategist and leader of the Posse Foundation; and Dr. Valerie Maholmes, who penned Fostering Resilience and Well-being in Children and Families in Poverty: Why Hope Still Matters. The discussion will be moderated by UIndy President Robert Manuel.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and previous events sold out.

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