Wednesday Lunch Hour - Poverty, Jobs & Democracy in Rochester (and Western NY): Thinking Out Loud About How UofR Could Support a Progressive Agenda

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

The aim of the talk is to sketch the reality of pervasive, extreme and concentrated poverty in the city of Rochester and to prompt a conversation about its consequences and possible progressive steps that we might take to remedy the problem. By "progressive," Prof. Johnson means generally steps that go beyond charity, social services, or administrative reorganization to address the actual causes of poverty. In particular he hopes to suggest how the University can contribute to that task by helping to broaden the range of options commonly discussed by leaders in business, education, and government.

Presented by James Johnson, Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester.

Light lunch served. Food available at 11:45 am. Program starts promptly at noon.

Tags: James Johnson, poverty, Warner Wednesday Talk