Friday, January 25, 2013
The Poverty Tour
We celebrated the King Holiday by hosting Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West with 800+ of our closest friend. They have begun a tour to continue to raise the issue of poverty, with the goal of trying to convince the President to hold a major address on the issue of poverty, and then convene a forum at the White House for further action.
While both have been under fire for pushing the president on these issues, the audience agreed that poverty is a major issue in our community. Both powerfully articulated their case to make poverty a majr issue.
It was a stimulating conversation and everyone was engaged. Loking forward to more events like this in the future.