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Gerald Kellman, Community OrganizerCompassion and Poverty in the Obama Era
Gerald Kellman
During the 1980s, grass-roots organizer Gerald Kellman hired the young Barack Obama for the tough job of community organizing on Chicago’s South Side. Obama proved good at the job and much more. Kellman will discuss why faith-based organizing matters and the impact of the Obama administration on poverty.

Poverty Project Lecture
Thursday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Barbara Rose, JournalistPoverty in DuPage: An Inquiry
Barbara Rose, Moderator
In Elmhurst College’s home county, hidden pockets of poverty exist amid affluence. The distinguished journalist Barbara Rose leads a panel discussion on the extent, causes, and ramifications of material poverty in one of the nation’s most affluent suburban locales.

The Poverty Project Forum
Thursday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Alex Kotlowitz, AuthorThe Things They Carry: Growing Up Poor in the World’s Wealthiest Nation
Alex Kotlowitz
Alex Kotlowitz has won international acclaim for his books on poverty and race, including There Are No Children Here, a best-selling chronicle of two years in the lives of two boys struggling to survive in Chicago’s Henry Horner Homes.

The Poverty Project Closing Lecture
Thursday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel 

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