Bracketed by performances by Anu Yadav, whose one-woman show was developed with and based on the stories of families who protested the government-funded relocation and demolition of their public housing project in Washington D.C., this interdisciplinary panel discussion will explore the intersections between education, art-making and activism, between policy making and poor people’s movements. The discussants will include Ira Shor, Professor of Composition and Rhetoric at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of the recent 3-volume series on the late Paulo Freire, along with activists Willie Baptist, Co-Coordinator of the University of the Poor and Poverty Initiative Scholar in Residence at Union Theological Seminary, and a representative from Picture the Homeless, a leading homeless rights organization in New York. The panel will be moderated by Stephen Pimpare, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yeshiva College and the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, author of the forthcoming The Indignant Poor: A People's History of Poverty and Welfare. Co-sponsored by The Martin E. Segal Theater Center and Yeshiva University.
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Added by Center for the Humanities on February 13, 2007