Media, experts converge for poverty forum

Community and religious leaders, academic experts and journalists will join to address the critical issue of poverty in our community and its root causes: housing, hunger, health care, jobs, education during “Unanswered Questions: Poverty and Political Solutions,” held by Community Against Poverty on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.

Join media professionals from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis American, the St. Louis Review, the St. Louis Jewish Light, KETC-TV and KWMU-FM for a 90-minute forum open to the public, free of charge.


Dr. Mark R. Rank, Herbert Hadley Professor of Social Welfare, Washington University and Author of Living on the Edge: The Realities of Welfare in America and One Nation, Underprivi-leged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All will speak. For more information, call Gail Wechsler, 314-442-3894 or visit

CAP is an interfaith, interracial partnership convened by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and co-sponsored by non-profit organizations dedicated to ending poverty. Co-sponsors are: Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of St. Louis, the Clergy Coalition of St. Louis, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Eden Theological Seminary, the Holden Public Policy Forum at Webster University, Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls, the International Institute, the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Jewish in St. Louis, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services, the Missouri Association for Social Welfare, the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section, the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, St. Louis Area Jobs With Justice, St. Louis Beacon, St. Louis Food Pantry Association, and Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice.