Charting a New Course for Government: The Role of Public Policy in Alleviating Poverty

McCaw Hall May 4, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Angela Glover Blackwell

As economic and racial inequalities skyrocket, America is experiencing a profound demographic shift and a fierce sense of urgency to change the status quo. For the country to grow and prosper, public policy must adopt new approaches to produce good jobs, ensure reinvestment in low-income communities, upgrade the education and skills of our increasingly diverse workforce, and create opportunities for everyone to apply their talents. Angela Glover Blackwell will discuss why equity, inclusion, and fairness are no longer only moral issues—they are also economic imperatives. Equity is the superior growth model. The talk will share successful examples of and recommendations for how government can advance policies to build an equitable nation: one in which everyone can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.