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|Smiley & West at the Paramount|
|Date||Saturday April 28|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
|matt [at] kalw.org|
|Address||500 Mansell St, SF CA|
TAVIS SMILEY & DR. CORNEL WEST
AT OAKLAND’S PARAMOUNT THEATRE
SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH AT 6PM
San Francisco (April 23,2012) In their new book, "The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto," award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and leading public intellectual Dr. Cornel West take on the "p" word - poverty. They challenge all Americans to re-examine their assumptions about poverty in America - what it really is and how to eradicate it.
91.7 KALW Local Public Radio, which broadcasts the nationally-syndicated weekly radio program, "Smiley & West" on Fridays at 1pm, is proud to present Tavis Smiley and Dr. West in their only Bay Area appearance, at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on Saturday, April 28th at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come first-served basis.
Smiley and West will be discussing a topic that's hugely relevant in the Bay Area, where upwards of 12% of residents live below the poverty line. And the discussion won't stop at the edge of the stage. KALW is bringing together organizations from around the region that work daily to raise awareness about poverty and economic inequality; many of them will be represented in the lobby after the event (confirmed community partners listed below). We encourage everyone who attends to talk with these grassroots organizers, learn how they can get involved, and leave with new perspective and new purpose.
Confirmed community partners:
Alameda County Food Bank, Causa Justa/Just Cause, Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships at Mills College, EARN (Earned Assets Resource Network), EBASE (East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy), EBAYC (East Bay Asian Youth Center), East Oakland Community Project, Ella Baker Center, Family Independence Initiative, PICO California (People Improving Communities through Organizing), San Francisco Food Bank, United Way Bay Area, The Unity Council, Urban Habitat, Women’s Economic Agenda Project, Youth Radio