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ADVISORY: Measuring Our Progress in Reducing U.S. Poverty-Challenges, Benchmarks, and Opportunities for Cross-Agency and Community Collaboration
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Measuring Our Progress in Reducing U.S. Poverty-Challenges, Benchmarks, and Opportunities for Cross-Agency and Community Collaboration

Press Contacts

  • Laura Pereyra

Please join the Half in Ten Campaign and the Women of Color Policy Network for a special presentation:

March 29, 2011, 10:00am – 11:30am

Admission is free.

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Welcoming remarks:

C. Nicole Mason, Executive Director, Women of Color Policy Network, NYU Wagner

Melissa Boteach, Manager, Half in Ten Campaign

Keynote speaker:

The Honorable Jim McDermott (D-WA)

Featured panelists:

Mark Greenberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mark Levitan, Director of Poverty Research, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity

Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor

Margaret Simms, Director of the Low-Income Working Families Project, Urban Institute

Moderated by:

Wade Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

To reach a goal of cutting poverty in half and moving more than 20 million individuals out of poverty and toward economic security, national and state-level agencies and organizations will have to work collaboratively and identify promising public policies that are inclusive of the most vulnerable sectors of society.

The anticipated release of newly collected poverty data in the fall of 2011 provides an opportunity for advocates, researchers, and policymakers to consider how statistical tools, such as the Supplemental Income Poverty Measure, can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of poverty alleviation efforts nationwide. In the process of developing shared antipoverty goals, key stakeholders must also consider the role of current policies and programs in alleviating poverty and strategize ways to target those living 200 percent below the poverty line as well as those in extreme poverty.

Join national experts as they discuss the challenges of developing poverty benchmarks and indicators for progress, how the new measure can be used in tandem with other statistics to assess shared goals, and how agencies and organizations can collaborate to effectively reduce poverty in the next decade.

March 29, 2011, 10:00am – 11:30am

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Map & Directions

Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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For more information, call 202-682-1611.

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