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January Shared Prosperity Roundtable: Historical Perspectives on Poverty in Philadelphia

January 26, 2018 at 9:00 am - 11:30 am


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 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.

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City of Philadelphia, Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity
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United Way of Greater Phila. & Southern NJ
1709 Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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