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America’s poor at risk during recovery from Great Recession

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Media News, News | 14 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Leshelle V. Sargent, Tavis Smiley Presents

Email: lsargent@tavistalks.com
Phone: (323) 404-1602

Steve Hinnefeld, Indiana University Communications
Email: slhinnef@iu.edu
Phone: (812) 856-3488


Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and his All-Star Panel to Discuss at Remaking America, January 12, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (January 11, 2012) — A large and growing number of Americans are poor, or at risk of becoming poor, as a result of the Great Recession of 2007-09, and many will continue to struggle during the recovery, according to a White Paper released today by broadcaster Tavis Smiley and the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Titled “At Risk: America’s Poor During and After the Great Recession,” the White Paper was prepared at Smiley’s request as a factual foundation for the national Poverty Tour conducted last summer by Smiley and Princeton University professor Cornel West.

The White Paper reveals that the number of Americans living in poverty increased sharply during the economic downturn. The Great Recession produced not only high unemployment rates, but also record numbers of long-term unemployment, making it likely that these ranks of the “new poor” and “near poor” will continue to grow. (more…)

BROADCASTER Tavis Smiley to LEAD Conversation on REMAKING AMERICA

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Media News, News | 4 comments

For Immediate Release

Contact: Leshelle Sargent
Email: lsargent@tavistalks.com
Phone: (646) 484-4963

Smiley and his All-Star Panel Discuss How to Restore Prosperity in America

LOS ANGELES (December 12, 2011) –Record unemployment, corporate avarice, empty houses but homeless families, dwindling opportunities in a politically paralyzed nation—these are the realities of America, land of the free and home of the perennially poor and the new poor — the former middle class.

This January, broadcaster Tavis Smiley will convene a panel of thought leaders and advocates to explore how to restore prosperity in America. (more…)

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