More Than Income: Defining and Measuring Poverty in New York City, Oct. 30

The New York Women’s Foundation, in partnership with Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner, and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University will host an in-depth forum, “More Than Income: Defining and Measuring Poverty in New York City,” on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Wagner School, The Puck Building, 2nd Floor., 295 Lafayette Street, New York, N.Y.

Among the issues to be addressed are: definitions and measurements of poverty, including the Self-Sufficiency Standard and the U.N. Human Development Index; how social exclusion compounds poverty; opportunities and challenges for policymakers and advocates; and the ways that individuals and communities are taking action to make change.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Ana L. Oliveira, President and CEO, The New York Women’s Foundation, and Ellen Schall, Dean and Martin Cherkasky Professor of Health Policy and Management, NYU Wagner.

Special remarks will be presented by Linda I. Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, City of New York. The moderator is Gail B. Nayowith, Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Foundation.

Panels will consist of the following:

  • Poverty: HOW WE THINK ABOUT IT, with: Sarah Burd-Sharps, Co-Director, American Human Development Index Report; Merble Reagon, Executive Director, Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement; Professor Walter Stafford, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Women of Color Policy Network, NYU Wagner; Veronica M. White, Executive Director, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity.
  • Poverty: HOW WE ARE TRYING TO DISMANTLE IT, with: Ilana Berger, Executive Director, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE); Marvell Cruickshank, Community Organizer, FUREE; Roxanna Henry, Legal Advocate Organizer, Welfare Rights Initiative; Alexie Torres-Fleming, Founder and Executive Director, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

Program starts promptly at 9:30 am. Due to space constraints, attendance is restricted to three individuals per organization.


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