Journalists, academics invited to The Poverty Narrative virtual conference

MEDIA ADVISORY

DATE: Noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9-25, 2020

EVENT: Join leading academic researchers and journalists from across the country at "The Poverty Narrative: A Midwest Perspective” virtual conference. The free series of interactive webinars will promote in-depth, impactful and solutions-oriented media coverage of poverty issues, with a special focus on the Midwest.

Peabody Award-winning journalist Michele Norris, former host of NPR’s "All Things Considered,” will lead off the series with a discussion with University of Michigan Poverty Solutions Director H. Luke Shaefer on the types of inequality highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers throughout the series will include veteran journalists and poverty scholars.

This series is open to anyone interested in improving the narrative around poverty in the U.S.--from exploring new storytelling strategies to translating complex research for deeper public engagement.

Other session topics include:

The virtual conference is hosted by Poverty Solutions at U-M as part of the Midwest Mobility from Poverty Network, a group of university research centers focused on providing rapid response data and analysis to community stakeholders and policymakers who want to enhance economic mobility and decrease poverty.

PLACE: YouTube live stream. Visit The Poverty Narrative: A Midwest Perspective website for more details, to register for sessions and to submit questions for speakers.


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