The third symposium in the series “Poverty, Race and Inequality” will explore "Youth, Civil Unrest, and the Fate of Urban America: Addressing Urban Violence." It will focus on the causes and effects of urban violence in the nation with a particular focus on the cities of Camden and Philadelphia.

The event features Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund and aleading voice for children’s rights in the United States.  She is a prolific speaker and writer whose work includes Families in Peril: An Agenda for Social Change.

Additional speakers include Dr. Heather Thompson, an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of History at Temple University; Scott Charles, director of trauma outreach at Temple University Hospital; and Dr. Amy Goldberg, professor of surgery at Temple University. 

This event is free of charge and open to the public.  Sponsored by the Department of Public Policy and Administration and the Community Leadership Center.  For more information, call 856-225-6348.

When is it?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Where is it?

Campus Center