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October 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2018


Duration: Tuesdays, October 23 and October 30, 5:30-8:30pm

This course explores the prevailing explanations for why poverty exists today. Drawing on religious and cultural references, news media, and other sources, this course will being to reveal the deeply entrenched ideologies that keep society at large from recognizing the breadth and depth of poverty and, therefore, prevent us from seeking long-term and real solutions that can end poverty.

 The first session is taught by Shailly Gupta Barnes, and the second session is taught by Dr. Colleen Wessel McCoy.


  • Shailly Gupta Barnes
    Shailly Gupta Barnes is the Policy Director at the Kairos Center. She coordinated and edited the Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America report for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, working closely with the Institute for Policy Studies. … Read More ›
  • Colleen Wessel-McCoy
    Colleen Wessel-McCoy is Co-Coordinator of Poverty Scholarship and Leadership Development at the Kairos Center, National Political Educator for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and Lecturer in Practical Theology at Union Theological Seminary. She holds a PhD in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Her … Read More ›


October 23, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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