Taking on Poverty and Inequality: CBP Conference Plenary to Discuss the Key Role of Public Policy

There is a growing awareness among policymakers and the public of the serious challenges of high poverty and widening income inequality, both in California and nationally. At the CBP’s annual conference on March 6 in Sacramento, our luncheon plenary will have an expert panel discussing what poverty and inequality mean for California and its communities, as well as the kinds of policy choices that could combat financial hardship and help workers and their families climb the economic ladder.

This luncheon plenary — “Taking On Poverty and Inequality: How Public Policy Can Help Address These Challenges and Promote Greater Social Mobility” — will feature:

Sasha Abramsky, author of The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2013.

Sylvia Allegretto, co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of several landmark studies on employment, earnings, and wealth trends.

Vanessa Aramayo, director of the California Partnership and one of our state’s leading voices for policy change that addresses root causes of poverty.

Don’t miss this chance to hear insights on — and get your questions answered about — how California can take real steps toward making a bright economic future possible for all.

Register today for our 2014 conference, Raising the Bar: How Smart Policy Choices Can Create Shared Prosperity in California. Be sure to register by February 13 — less than two weeks away — to take advantage of the early-bird discount.

— Steven Bliss