Tavis Smiley To Host Poverty Conference Before Obama Inauguration
Event will be a live broadcast.
Tavis Smiley will be hosting one of his trademarked public discussions just days before the inaurguration of President Obama in Washington, D.C.
According to a press release, "Vision for a New America: A Future Without Poverty" will feature a number of panelists and intends to challenge President Obama "to aggressively address the nation's economic crisis by refusing to abandon those Americans most in need -- the perennially poor and the new poor--the country's former middle class."
"With 1 in 2 Americans living in or near poverty, we must move from denial to game-changing action," said Smiley in a statement. "It's time to imagine an America without poverty, and do the requisite work to make the future conform."
The symposium will be shown live on C-SPAN, and will rebroadcast for three nights on Smiley's PBS show from Tuesday, January 22 through Thursday, January 24, 2013.