Symposium on Public Policy Implications of Poverty Trends

Thursday, August 23, 2012 (All day)

We are pleased to invite policy makers, students and other interested members of the public to attend two events scheduled for August 23rd and 24th to listen to the perspectives of our honored guests, Marian Wright Edelman and Peter Edelman, on developments in poverty and their public policy implications.

About our Guest Speakers

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation’s strongest voice for children and families. See her more complete bio on the back of this page.

Peter Edelman, a law professor at Georgetown University, specializes in poverty law and constitutional law and is the co-director of the Center of Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy at the University. He has also served in all three branches of government. See his more complete bio on the back of this page.

Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice and University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law Present:
Symposium on Public Policy Implications of Poverty Trends

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the William S. Richardson School of Law.

The symposium will feature Marian Wright Edelman and Peter Edelman and will be moderated by Dean Avi Soifer and include Professor Calvin Pang and Victor Geminiani as additional panelists. It will focus on exploring the local and national trends that have resulted in our current levels of poverty among children and low income families as well as a discussion of policy modifications that could increase stability and opportunities for self-achievement for those in poverty. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice Presents:
Breakfast with Peter Edelman

Friday, August 24, 2012, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Fuller Hall at the Laniakea YWCA, 1040 Richards Street in Honolulu.

Professor Edelman will discuss some of the main themes in his recently published book, “So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.” Breakfast will be served. Price of admission is $25.

Please Make Reservations Now

Space at both events is limited so please reserve a place by RSVP via the Hawaii Appleseed web site at http://hiappleseed.org/rsvp, emailing mindi@hiappleseed.org or by calling the Hawaii Appleseed office at 587-7605. If you wish to RSVP for the symposium ONLY, you may register as described above or with the law school at lawevent@hawaii.edu or by calling 956-8478.