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Panel discussion: The Changing Face of American Poverty

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF NEWS AND INFORMATION
Suite 540, 901 S. Bond St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

October 12, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY

TO:                  Assignment editors, reporters, producers

FROM:            Amy Lunday / 443-287-9960 / acl@jhu.edu

RE:                  Panel discussion: “The Changing Face of American Poverty”

WHEN:           Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

WHERE:         Levering Union, Glass Pavilion, Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md.

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern and Tribe Inc. will present a non-partisan panel discussion about “The Changing Face of American Poverty” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. The program will take place in the Levering Union’s Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University. The event is free and open to the public.

Amid the greatest economic recession in decades, the panelists will address the philosophical and political divide between market solutions and government intervention, while seeking tangible solutions to the precipitous decline of the American middle class. The panelists will be Donald Williams of Bread for the World; Adam Schneider of Health Care for the Homeless; and Jason Hartling, principal at Northwestern High School in Baltimore’s Park Heights community, who will also represent Teach for America.

The Johns Hopkins University  Center for Social Concern emphasizes the value of service with others rather than the commonly accepted concept of service to others. The volunteer and client enter into an educational process in which both benefit from the interaction, and reciprocal learning is the common ground for all initiatives. The Center for Social Concern programs and efforts are striving to create a better community in and around the Homewood campus. Tribe Inc. is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging and facilitating dialogue on the issues of race, ethnicity and culture, online at http://www.tribecentral.org.

For more information, contact Bill Tiefenwerth, director of the Center for Social Concern, at 410-516-4777, or btief@jhu.edu.

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