Brightest Minds

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Apr 2014

Brightest Minds: Michael W. Twitty on Culinary Justice

9:30am to 11:30am
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Busboys & Poets

Food, social, and environmental justice – these are a few of the ideas that speak to the better world we strive for. An internationally recognized food writer and culinary historian, Michael W. Twitty promotes an extension of these concepts in his notion of “culinary justice”: the idea that historically oppressed peoples should be recognized for their contribution to national and global food traditions and have the opportunity to prosper from this knowledge.

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30
Apr 2015

Brightest Minds: Dr. Isabel Sawhill on Creating a New Ethic of Responsible Parenthood

9:30am to 11:30am
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PNC

More than 40 percent of new mothers are unmarried. Sixty percent of these births are unplanned, as women, in the words of Dr. Isabel Sawhill, “drift” into motherhood. Since the 1970s, this rise in unwed and unplanned motherhood has resulted in an increase in child poverty. Join us as Dr. Sawhill explores these societal trends and their impact on child poverty and wellness, and explains how the social sector can effectively support efforts for change.

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18
Sep 2015

SOLD OUT! Brightest Minds: Dr. Karl Alexander on the "long shadow" of childhood poverty

9:30am to 11:30am
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PNC

In a 25-year study, Johns Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander tracked the lives of 790 Baltimore public school children. The findings of the study highlight the life-long consequences of being born into poverty. Dr. Alexander’s work has profound implications for those working to create and improve opportunities for low-income individuals and families.

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