Tuesday, March 11
50 Years Since the War on Poverty: Looking Back, Moving Forward
The New America Foundation and the Center for American Progress will host a forum to explore the historic roots of the War on Poverty, how anti-poverty approaches have evolved over time, and the legacy\'s impact on contemporary policy debates, such as eligibility for public assistance, the role of assets, and the call for a higher minimum wage. Speakers include Josh Barro, national correspondent at The New York Times; Melissa Boteach, vice president of the Half in Ten campaign; William Elliott III, director of Kansas University\'s Assets and Education Initiative; Kilolo Kijakazi, program officer at the Ford Foundation; and Shawn Fremstad, senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. The event will be held from 9:15-11:30 a.m. EDT at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.