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Past · May 23, 2016

Poverty and Inequality in California

2016 Speaker Series on California's Future

May 23, 2016 · 8:00 pm

Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

California’s economy is in far better shape than it was just a few years ago. But economic progress has not been shared by all. The widening gap between rich and poor—as well as high poverty rates for some of the state’s most vulnerable populations—has caught the attention of the public, political campaigns, and policymakers. A panel of local leaders will discuss how their communities are faring and what’s being done to address the dual challenges of poverty and inequality.


12:10 p.m. Welcome
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

12:15 p.m. Presentation
Caroline Danielson, senior fellow, PPIC
arrow View the presentation briefing and related publication Income Inequality and the Safety Net in California

12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: John Diaz, editorial page editor, San Francisco Chronicle
Jorge Morales, councilmember, City of South Gate
Libby Schaaf, mayor, City of Oakland
Ashley Swearengin, mayor, City of Fresno

1:15 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn



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