Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Event to Discuss Welfare and the People Who Need It

Witnesses to Hunger and the Center for Hunger Free Communities is holding a panel discussion on "Perceptions of the Welfare System and the People Who Use It."

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 4:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Room
Third floor at the Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

This panel will be moderated by the Center's Director, Dr. Mariana Chilton, and will feature four panelists: Cynthia Chen, second-year Master's in Public Health student at Drexel University School of Public Health; Bianca Lacey, Legislative Aide to to Rep. Bob Brady, Joel Levin, Supervisor, Department of Public Welfare, and Angela Sutton, participant and Advisory Board Co-Chair of Witnesses to Hunger.

Through this panel they hope to discuss the common perceptions of the welfare system, its caseworkers and beneficiaries and how these perceptions are affected by and effect welfare and other policy.

Also be sure to check out their latest blog post, "The Importance of General Assistance", that discusses the tremendous value of general assistance funding, currently facing complete elimination in next year's PA budget, to some of the most vulnerable individuals- the disabled, domestic violence survivors, individuals recovering from addiction, caregivers of the elderly and children, and children who live with unrelated adults.

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