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Determining the best ways to address the poverty and inequality we see in our community requires that we examine the various social and economic forces that help create and maintain them.
As it kicks off its third year, the Faith & Action Project at Christian Theological Seminary seeks to dig into those forces, help the community confront them, and seek solutions to overcome poverty.
Please join us Oct. 23 for a discussion of poverty in Indianapolis, its root causes and our hope for the future.
Featured guest Michelle Alexander, author of the bestseller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will address the audience and then join a panel of local business and faith leaders for a conversation that delves into poverty’s foundations and what the community must do to combat it … all with an eye toward equipping residents and organizations to curb poverty’s momentum and apply their collaborative might to the fight against poverty.
Local leaders will include:
- Michael Huber, president and CEO of the Indy Chamber, whose Rebuilding the Dream report focuses on inclusive growth in the region;
- Angela Carr Klitzsch, president and CEO EmployIndy, which seeks to ensure all Marion County residents have access to services and training necessary to secure a livable wage and grow in a career that meets employer demand for talent;
- Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas, a preacher, scholar and professor of African American preaching at Christian Theological Seminary, who will bring a perspective on how the faith community should be responding to poverty.
As with all Faith & Action events, we want to welcome as many neighbors as possible. Please note there will be no tickets issued. So please arrive early as seating will be first-come first-served. Thank you for understanding!
The Faith & Action Project is supported by the Mike and Sue Smith Family Fund and Lumina Foundation.
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DATE AND TIME
Tue, October 23, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Clowes Memorial Hall
4602 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208