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Ending Poverty: America's Silent Spaces, moderated by Tavis Smiley
Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA
While the Los Angeles economy continues to recover, the opportunity to advance remains out of reach for many. Poverty and structural inequities continue to plague our communities and are associated with poor health and well-being. A number of studies link poverty to higher levels of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other diseases and conditions.
As the most populous county in the nation with the highest rate of poverty among California counties—exceeding that of the national average—how can Los Angeles instead become the leading example for expanding economic opportunity, prosperity, and well-being to its communities?