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EVENT: Citizen Mouth Off 2016: Solutions to Poverty

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Philadelphia is often cited as “America’s poorest big city.” Here’s what that means: 26 percent of Philadelphians are living below the poverty line. For a family of four, they are subsiding on $24,250 a year. What’s worse? Imagine “deep poverty,” a term describing living on half that amount. Among the nation’s 10 largest cities, Philadelphia ranks highest for deep poverty. This is our city’s greatest crisis.

On November 18, join us for a collaborative conversation exploring ways to address this crisis. Established cross-sector moderators will lead discussions with advocates doing real, on-the-ground work fighting poverty. The goal of each conversation is to formulate or refine solutions addressing poverty.

Space is limited, so don’t wait to purchase your tickets!

With thanks to the generous support of the John S. Knight Foundation, this event is brought to you by: The Philadelphia Citizen, Committee of Seventy, New Leaders Council, and Philadelphia Federation of Young Republicans.

Cost: $5 (If you would like to participate in the conversation but feel that the entry fee is a barrier, please reach out to us at social@thephiladelphiacitizen.org). Refreshments will be available.

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