Event will bring together experts and citizens in a public conversation about issues defining modern-day poverty in Trenton and beyond;
Forum to be livestreamed by NJTV
UPDATED NOVEMBER 1, 2017 – TRENTON– NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, continues its statewide In Your Neighborhood initiative with a free community forum, Faces and Challenges of Modern Day Poverty, at the YMCA in Trenton on Thursday, November 2 from 6-8pm.
NJTV News Correspondent Michael Hill will moderate a panel discussion about what poverty looks for the lower-middle class, factors that contribute to or perpetuate poverty, and the challenges and potential solutions to rise above it. In addition to expert insight on the topic, Q&A from the audience will fuel the discussion.
WHAT: NJTV’S In Your Neighborhood Trenton Community Forum: Faces and Challenges of Modern Day Poverty.
WHEN: Thursday, November 2 (doors open at 6pm; forum discussion starts at 6:30pm)
WHERE: YMCA of Trenton, 431 Pennington Ave., Trenton NJ 08618 and livestreamed by NJTV online
PANEL AND EXPERTS-ON HAND (subject to change):
• Demelza Baer, Senior Counsel and Director of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice’s Economic Mobility Initiative
• Renee Koubiadis, Executive Director, Anti-Poverty Network
• Sam Frisby, CEO, YMCA Trenton
• Frank Cirillo, Executive Director, Mercer Alliance To End Homelessness
• I’Asia Young, Garden State Leader
• Quincy Bloxom, MSW, LCADC, Garden State Leader
FREE ADMISSION; Pre-registration recommended to guarantee a seat.
RSVP attendance at www.njtvcommunityforum.eventbrite.com, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 973-233-8398.
NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood initiative is a state-wide broadcast and community engagement project that spotlights issues impacting communities throughout New Jersey. Its goal is to provide the entire state with an in-depth look at each city through the many perspectives of those who live, work and visit there. NJTV explores topics such as education, infrastructure, politics, commerce, health, arts, culture and more in each location. The initiative has stopped in Camden, Trenton and Asbury Park, with additional special newscasts from Union Township and the Hoboken Terminal. This fall, NJTV will visit New Brunswick.
Follow the NJTV In Your Neighborhood story online at njtvonline.org/inyourneighborhood/ and on social media #NJTVIYN.
Support for NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood: Trenton initiative is provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NJM Insurance Group, Greater Trenton, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Janssen Pharmaceutical. The views expressed in the programming do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.
Michael Hill Photo: Joseph Sinnott/NJTV