12:00am

Mon April 23, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: How is Poverty Changing the US?

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with poverty advocate Ethel Long-Scott and Professor Cornel West. Dr. West and Tavis Smiley have written their first book together. The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto is the next step in the journey that began with "The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience. Over 150 million Americans are persistently poor or near poor. What effective strategies are needed to fight poverty at its roots? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What causes poverty? How can the underlying conditions of systemic poverty be challenged? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

Guests:

Ethel Long-Scott, executive director of the Women's Economic Agenda Project

Cornel West, author of 17 books, co-host of Smiley & West, professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary in NYC

Web Resources:

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West: The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

On Saturday, April 28th at 6pm, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West will speak about their new book at The Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Register for the event here.

The Women's Economic Agenda Project 

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