Thursday, February 7, 2013

Can You Imagine a 'Thriving' Miami?

Income disparity in the US is wider today than at any other point since the Great Depression. Those of us who believe America can do better see the current reality as a call to action. For guidance on how to move forward in creating a more just society, we turn to experts like Peter Edleman--a visionary with a lifelong commitment to making a difference.  Edelman will join Catalyst Miami for the Love Equality book signing at Books and Books Coral Gables February 14 from 12:30 - 2pm and for our upcoming Imagine Miami conference February 15 from 10am - 3pm.
Edelman is a professor of constitutional law and poverty law at Georgetown University and co-director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy.  

For more than forty years, Edelman has worked to reduce inequality in America—from his time in the U.S. Senate documenting poverty across the country alongside Robert Kennedy, to his appointment to the Clinton administration’s Department of Human Services. He resigned from government in protest over President Clinton’s signing of the welfare law in 1996, and has worked on the front lines of poverty-related issues ever since. His clear-eyed and optimistic book So Rich So Poor is a powerful guide to one of today’s most critical issues.
Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos said of So Rich So Poor, “If there is one essential book on the great tragedy of poverty and inequality in America, this is it. Peter Edelman is masterful on the issue [and] makes a brilliantly compelling case for what can and must be done.”

Our community has the power to make the needed changes to assure a bright future for our children. Catalyst Miami calls you to join us for two special events--the Valentine's Day book signing and our quarterly civic networking conference to help create a thriving Miami-Dade. Economic opportunity and civil rights expert Professor Peter Edelman keynotes the solution-focused Imagine a Thriving Miami, focused on the root causes of poverty. We will meet with local and state legislators to show our appreciation for their responsiveness to community advocates and to get their advice for our lobbying trip to Tallahassee April 2-4. Florida's 2013 Assets and Opportunities Scorecard will be featured, and we will discuss strategies for how to increase our scores. Imagine a Thriving Miami will take place from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Catalyst Miami office. Register here.

To RSVP for the "Love Equality" book signing, click here or contact Shable Harris at

For additional information on the February 15th Imagine Miami, contact Lori Deus at

(Credit to The New Press)

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