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Pace University, TECHO and Univision launch Poverty Awareness Week to discuss the challenges of global poverty and identify solutions to a growing problem that affects virtually every nation.

10/08/2015

Pace University, TECHO and Univision launch Poverty Awareness Week to discuss the challenges of global poverty and identify solutions to a growing problem that affects virtually every nation.

Event features pop-up slum, conversation with activist/author Kerry Kennedy, Google hackathon and flash performance by 47 commercial dancers from Pace Performing Arts.

New York, NY – October 8, 2015 – Pace University, TECHO and Univision, in partnership with Oxfam, UNICEF, The Inter-American Development Bank, The Global Poverty Project, and the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York, launched its Poverty Awareness Campaign that runs from October 6 to 8.

Beginning on World Habitat Day, the three-day event at Pace features panel discussions and activities focused on raising awareness of poverty. The campaign seeks to act as an agent of change for New Yorkers in their role as key players in overcoming the obstacles faced by the global agenda.

Pace President Stephen J. Friedman, Juan Cristobal Beytia, President, TECHO, Borja Echevarría de la Gándara, Vice President of Univision News Digital, and Raymond C. Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America, discussed the theme of the campaign, ‟Poverty and Inequality in the Cities: Innovation and Action,” at a press conference on October 6 to kick off the events at the University.

“Over three billion people, 43% of the world’s population, live on less than $2.50 a day. The UN’s new sustainable development goals are the world’s to-do list for the next 15 years – and the number one goal is to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere,” Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman said. “TECHO, Univision and Oxfam are working hard to create the future everyone wants. Pace is proud to support their efforts.”

An installation simulating an informal settlement placed on Pace's downtown New York City campus serves as a focal point for fundraising efforts and satellite events. A flash mob of 47 Pace Commercial Dance students from Pace School of Performing Arts performed around the event installation.

Poverty Awareness Week features a series of panel discussions with experts on the subject of effectively managing the growing challenges of poverty on local, state and national governments and infrastructure. A panel discussion on “New York as a global hub to create impact and awareness” featured Andrea Voyer, Assistant Professor, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University; Paloma Escudero, Director of Communications, UNICEF; Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America; and moderator Sergio Fernández de Córdova, Chairman & Co-Founder, PVBLIC Foundation.

“Local Initiatives to Eradicate Poverty Panel” were discussed by panelists Shola Olatoye, Chair & Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); José Calderón, President, Hispanic Federation; Andrea Jung, President & CEO, Grameen America; Susan Davis, President & CEO, BRAC USA; and moderator Archana Shah, Associate Director, The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Pace University.

A study panel on “Enhancing undergraduate student attitude and empathy towards those living in poverty through simulation” featured Angela Northrup, Assistant Professor, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University; Elizabeth Berro, Clinical Assistant Professor, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University; and moderator Harriet R. Feldman, Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University.

In addition to the panel presentations, a unique piece of Poverty Awareness Week will take place off-site and leverage the power of technology to promote awareness, courtesy of the world’s largest internet search engine. Google will host an all-day hackathon at its New York City offices on the third and final day of the campaign.

The first day activities for Poverty Awareness Week included a special InsideTrack event. Kerry Kennedy, writer, activist, and President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, joined Pace President Stephen J. Friedman for a one-on-one conversation at the Schimmel Center, One Pace Plaza on October 6. Kennedy, an American human rights activist and writer, has devoted her life to the pursuit of justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law.

A detailed agenda for Univision TECHO Poverty Awareness Week is available at www.zeroslums.org/global.  

About Pace University:  Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Pace University partners with TECHO, Univision, and NYC Mayor's Office to mark start of Poverty Awareness Week at October 6th press conference

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Pace University partners with TECHO, Univision, and NYC Mayor's Office to mark start of Poverty Awareness Week at October 6th press conference

Kerry Kennedy, writer, activist, and President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, will discuss the urgency of equal justice and poverty eradication

WHAT: Univision TECHO Poverty Awareness Week, co-sponsored by Pace University and the New York City Office of the Mayor, will begin with a press conference on October 6 at 10 a.m. on Pace’s downtown NYC campus. Participants including Pace President Stephen J. Friedman, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights President Kerry Kennedy, and representatives from TECHO, UNIVISION, and Oxfam will discuss the activities of the campaign. 

Guest speakers and panelists will cover a variety of topics following the press conference.

WHO: Keynote speakers will include Rubén Díaz, Jr., President of the Borough of the Bronx; Justine Lucas, Global Director of Programs, Global Poverty Project; and Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International.

Panelists Diego Firpo, CEO, TECHO-US; Andrea Voyer, Assistant Professor, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University; Paloma Escudero, Director of Communications, UNICEF; Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America; and moderator Sergio Fernández de Córdova, Chairman & Co-Founder, PVBLIC Foundation will discuss "New York as a global hub to create impact and awareness."

Shola Olatoye, Chair & Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); José Calderón, President, Hispanic Federation; Andrea Jung, President & CEO, Grameen America; Susan Davis, President & CEO, BRAC USA; and moderator Archana Shah, Associate Director, The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Pace University will discuss "Local Initiatives to Eradicate Poverty."

Angela Northrup, Assistant Professor, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University; Elizabeth Berro, Clinical Assistant Professor, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University; and moderator Harriet R. Feldman, Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University will discuss "Enhancing undergraduate student attitude and empathy towards those living in poverty through simulation."

Héctor Salazar, Manager of the Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Luis Bonilla, COO, TECHO; Mario Orellana, Community Leader and Advisor at Socialab, and moderator Gonzalo Fanjul, Co-Founder porCausa, Researcher and Anti-poverty Activist will discuss "Inequality and Poverty."

Julián Ugarte, Founder & Director, Socialab; Joaquín Ramos, Editor, Mundo Villa; Patricio Zambrano-Barragán, Urban + Infrastructure Planner, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will discuss “Technology & Communications: Open Data, CrowdSourcing and Poverty.”

Juan Cristóbal Beytía, President, TECHO; Christopher Vincent, VP Advocacy and Government Relations, Habitat for Humanity International; Joaquín Ramos, Editor, Mundo Villa; and moderator María Elena Salinas, Peabody Award-winning Anchor, Univision will discuss "Challenges, Hope and Responsibilities."

Artists Elia Alba, Miguel Luciano and Shellyne Rodriguez and moderators Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio and Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator, El Museo del Barrio will discuss "Making the invisible visible: How art influences and impacts poverty and cities."

WHEN AND WHERE: October 6 to 8 at Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room, downtown New York City campus (entrance at 3 Spruce Street).

In addition, a special InsideTrack event will take place during the Univision TECHO Poverty Awareness Campaign. Kerry Kennedy, writer, activist, and President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, will join Pace President Stephen J. Friedman for a one-on-one conversation at the Schimmel Center, One Pace Plaza on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Kennedy, an American human rights activist and writer, has devoted her life to the pursuit of justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law. As the founder of the Speak Truth to Power project, Kennedy is dedicated to a future where equality is common and oppression is rare.

A detailed agenda for Univision TECHO Poverty Awareness Week is available at www.zeroslums.org/global.  

For more information on the InsideTrack event, visit www.pace.edu/insidetrack.

Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, wcaldwell@pace.edu; 212-346-1597.

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