October 23, 2018
7:00 pm
Faith & Action Project

An Evening with Author Michelle Alexander - Poverty: Examining Roots, Working Toward Solutions

This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.

Poverty: Examining Roots, Working Toward Solutions

You’re invited to join the Faith & Action Project for an evening with Michelle Alexander, best-selling author of The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall.

Following Ms. Alexander’s keynote, she will join a panel of local business, community and faith leaders for a conversation that delves into poverty’s foundations and the community’s role in both its expansion and eventual elimination … all with an eye toward equipping residents and organizations to squash poverty’s momentum and apply their collaborative might to the fight against poverty.

Local leaders will include:

  • Michael Huber of the Indy Chamber, whose Rebuilding the Dream report focuses on inclusive growth in the region;
  • Angela Carr Klitzsch of EmployIndy, which seeks to ensure all Marion County residents have access to services and training necessary to secure a livable wage and grow in a career that meets employer demand for talent;
  • Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas, a preacher, scholar and professor of African American preaching at Christian Theological Seminary, who will bring a perspective on how the faith community should be responding to poverty.

The Faith & Action Project is supported by the Mike and Sue Smith Family Fund and Lumina Foundation.