Dinner Round Table:

What is the best way to help the poor?

Co-hosted by Living Room Conversations and America’s Future Foundation

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

About the Center for the Study of Liberty

We’ve teamed up with the Kathy Mitchell of Living Room Conversations and Meg Tuszynski of America’s Future Foundation to bring you “What is the best way to help the poor?” The Center for the Study of Liberty creates opportunities, such as this Dinner Round Table event, to talk about ideas that shape our world, engage in lifelong learning, and build a better society. We’re excited to have you as part of our growing community.

During this event, you will:

  • Read from a set of articles

  • Explore the readings and topic in depth over a meal

  • Connect with colleagues and friends

  • Spark civil conversations led by an expert facilitator

Event Topic

Though America is a land of great wealth and opportunity, short- and long-term poverty are still pervasive problems. The American Dream does not seem to be accessible to all. Why is this the case? What factors contribute to keeping people in poverty? What are the most effective tools for helping all Americans to live flourishing lives, free from want?

In this conversation, we’ll explore some of the obstacles facing the poor in America today and unpack a variety of proposals to help address these issues. We will also explore our individual obligation concerning the problem of poverty in our communities and country. What is our moral responsibility towards those in need and how do we effectively put our values into action?

The event takes place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. It lasts 2-3 hours.

6:30PM – Opening Reception

7:00 PM – Welcome, introductions, and dinner

7:30 PM – Discussion

9:00 PM – Closing

Readings and Other Materials

Goals and Expected Takeaways

Participants will bring their diverse perspectives and experiences to the discussion. Our facilitator will ensure a thought-provoking conversation where all can contribute. We hope you will leave with new ideas, new connections with others who care about this topic, and inspiration to learn, discuss, and act.

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This project was made possible through the support of grants from the Sumners Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Sumners Foundation or the John Templeton Foundation.

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