SPP Hosts Book Discussion on "Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice"

November 2, 2016  | 1 min read

Join the Davenport Institute for a book discussion on, Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice, on Monday, November 7, in SPP 175 from noon to 1 pm. Authors  Michael Gerson, Stephanie Summers, and Katie Thompson explore five key issues that are taking a disproportionate and devastating toll on low-income Americans: The importance of early childhood, the foster care to trafficking pipeline, juvenile justice reform, the graduation gap, and predatory payday lending.

Summers and Thompson will lead a discussion focused on issues around foster care and juvenile justice.

Each semester at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the Davenport Institute hosts a series of lunchtime Davenport Discussions with practitioners, journalists, innovators, and researchers who speak to students on a wide range of issues from state and local finance to the use of technology in government to the outlook for cities in a state budget crisis and much more. These interactive sessions give students an opportunity not only to hear from experts in the field but to ask questions and make personal connections as well. For more information contact Ashley Trim.

Lunch will be served.