Poverty and Opportunity in California
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.
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
Are there videos of PPIC events?
Yes, we record most of our events and make the video available on the PPIC event page within a couple days of the event.
Do you accept walk-in registration at PPIC events?
We accept walk-ins as room capacity permits. If you have questions about a specific event, contact Kelly Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I learn about your event series sponsors?
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Speaker Series on California’s Future
The Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance. The series is supported by a variety of sponsors.
Sutton Family Speaker Series
The Sutton Family Speaker Series—made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton—features leaders and experts who have bold, innovative ideas that can help inspire much-needed change in California’s higher education system.
May I submit a question for the event speaker and/or panelists?
Before the event, questions may be submitted for consideration to Kelly Holt at email@example.com. At this time, questions submitted during the event may not be accepted.