Next Shared Prosperity Roundtable – Historical Perspectives on Poverty in Philadelphia

January 2018 Shared Prosperity Roundtable: How Did We Get Here? Historical Perspectives on Poverty in Philadelphia

This roundtable will build upon a conversation started last month, where researchers from The Pew Charitable Trusts presented on their recent report Philadelphia’s Poor: Who they are, where they live, and how that has changed. This report provided an intensive look into Census data to uncover demographic trends of poverty over the last four decades in Philadelphia. The January roundtable follows up on this conversation with historical and neighborhood-level context to answer – what were the driving forces behind the demographic shifts seen over the past few decades and leading to current patterns of poverty?

The roundtable will feature a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Carolyn Adams (Temple University), that will include diverse perspectives on poverty, race, ethnicity, and segregation in Philadelphia. Audience members will also have an opportunity to engage with one another around this topic and discuss possible solutions to long term trends in poverty and inequity in Philadelphia.


Fri, January 26, 2018

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ

1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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