Post Tagged with: "poverty"

ESTES: Building a Better City

ESTES: Building a Better City

April 7, 2017 at 1:54 am 1 comment

Washington, D.C., has been my home for more than just my time at Georgetown. I moved here when I was 12, after my dad was transferred to the Pentagon, and I have loved this city ever since. Having lived here for a few more years than most, I feel thatRead More

VIEWPOINT: Seeing Home in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

September 2, 2016 at 3:20 am 0 comments

I didn’t read “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance because of its No. 1 ranking on The New York Times’ bestseller list. I read it because of its setting in Middletown, Ohio, a Rust Belt city, where I attended school and worked.Read More

VIEWPOINT: Trump Taps Into Simmering Distrust

September 2, 2016 at 3:10 am 1 comment

We have done it. After over 400 days since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president and one of the most incredible elections in a recent history, we have arrived at a fabled “Peak Trump.” Unless there is an unprecedented reversal of fortunes, Nov. 8 will see former Secretary ofRead More

Lead Poisons Social Justice

April 19, 2016 at 1:06 am 1 comment

Environmental justice is often considered a majority-white and privileged form of social justice we should worry about after tackling more pressing social issues. However, this misconception creates a problematic complacency. It is so easy to disconnect environmental justice from issues of poverty, race and social equity. In our collective disconnect,Read More

Train to Break the Cycle

November 17, 2015 at 1:02 am 0 comments

As Georgetown’s Hunger and Homelessness Week nears its midpoint, university groups such as the Center for Social Justice and the Georgetown Ministry Center will continue to offer events that give students the opportunity to learn about and reflect on homelessness in the Washington, D.C., community. The events, spanning from panelRead More

KHAN: Consider Dangers of Divestment

KHAN: Consider Dangers of Divestment

November 3, 2015 at 1:04 am 7 comments

Georgetown’s board of directors decided to end the university’s direct investment of endowment monies in coal this summer. Over the past few months, Georgetown University Fossil Free has committed itself to divesting the rest of our endowment from fossil fuels. Employing charged rhetoric and exaggerated cautionary tales, it claims inRead More

President Barack Obama discussed the cost of poverty in Gaston Hall on Tuesday.

Obama Discusses Cost of Poverty

May 13, 2015 at 11:28 am 0 comments

President Barack Obama discussed the moral and economic costs of poverty in a panel in Gaston Hall on Tuesday. Moderated by Washington Post columnist and McCourt School of Public Policy professor E.J. Dionne, Jr., the panel included Obama, Harvard University public policy professor Robert Putnam and American Enterprise Institute PresidentRead More

Concert Marks 45th Earth Day

April 17, 2015 at 12:24 am 0 comments

Global Citizen Earth Day 2015, a free eight-hour event aimed at raising awareness for the issues of poverty and climate change, will take place on the National Mall to mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday. The Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network have partnered for theRead More

D.C. Poverty in Art

D.C. Poverty in Art

February 27, 2015 at 12:05 am 0 comments

For the very first time, the work of the self-taught Washington, D.C. artist known by his alter ego Mingering Mike is on public display. This exhibit is the manifestation of a youthful fantasy coming true, an underdog story that is finally being told. Mingering Mike grew up in poverty duringRead More

Balancing the Unequal Ebola Epidemic

February 9, 2015 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

In the first of Georgetown’s Global Futures lectures last week, Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group described the core mission of his development-based financial institution. Kim aligned the goal for the World Bank Group — to end extreme poverty by 2030 — with the duty to provideRead More