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Making Poverty History

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Join the Pace Community for the Poverty Awareness Campaign, intended to be a powerful platform of change aiming to educate, activate, and turn New Yorkers into key players to help solve this global issue.

Did you know that 863 million people worldwide live in slums? We have the power to change this. Together, nothing is impossible. Let’s make poverty history.

This October, Pace University is teaming with Univision and TECHO, a youth led non-profit organization present in Latin America and the Caribbean, to bring the issue of global poverty to the forefront.

NYC Focus Event | Tuesday, October 6 | Bianco Room, One Pace Plaza
Head to Pace Plaza for performances by Pace Performing Arts students; a panel on New York City as a global hub for impact and awareness featuring Dyson Assistant Professor Andrea Voyer, PhD; keynote speech by President of the Borough of the Bronx Ruben Diaz Jr.; and a panel discussion moderated by College of Health Professions Dean Harriet R. Feldman, RN, FAAN, PhD, on poverty and empathy research conducted by College of Health Professions’s Angela Northrup, PhD, and Elizabeth Berro. Finish the day with President Stephen J. Friedman as he hosts InsideTrack with Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. See the day’s full agenda.

Global Conference | Wednesday, October 7 | Schimmel Center, One Pace Plaza
The Schimmel stage heats up with special guest speakers and panels on inequality and poverty, innovative approaches to overcoming poverty, voices from slums, technology and communications, the influence of art on poverty and cities, and a look at the challenges and responsibilities faced by those working to eradicate poverty. Speakers and panelists include: Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International; Maria Elena Salinas, Peabody Award-winning anchor for Univision; Christopher Fabian, co-director of the Innovation Unit at UNICEF; Jorge Daniel Veneciano, executive director of El Museo del Barrio; and so many others. See the day’s full agenda.

Don’t forget to stick around for the surprise musical guest and be sure to check out the pop-up slum installation, which will be in front of One Pace Plaza through Thursday, October 8.

To learn more about TECHO and Univision campaign to end poverty, visit www.zeroslums.org.

These events are FREE and open to the public. Register today at www.pace.edu/povertyRSVP.