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Past · October 15, 2019

Poverty and Opportunity in California

October 15, 2019 · 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Capitol Event Center 1020 11th Street, second floor Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

Despite strong economic growth, California continues to experience high rates of poverty. Backed by strong fiscal reserves, state policymakers have taken several steps to assist struggling families, but the goal of reducing poverty remains elusive. In this conversation, PPIC will share the latest data from the California Poverty Measure, and a panel of experts will discuss the implications for decision makers, stakeholders, and families across the state—and what more needs to be done.

This research was supported with funding from the California Wellness Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Tess Thorman, research associate, PPIC

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jackie Botts, income inequality reporter, CalMatters
Caroline Danielson, policy director and senior fellow, PPIC
Kim Johnson, director, California Department of Social Services
Richard Raya, director, Mission Promise Neighborhood
Peter Weber, founder, California Bridge Academies

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


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