Twenty-one percent of New Yorkers were living in poverty in 2010, and one in four children were poor. Sixty-five percent of Americans born into the bottom fifth of the population in terms of income stayed in the lowest two fifths. The winner of this year’s mayoral race will need a plan to address this staggering inequality.  Please join us for a panel discussion with leading experts to discuss this pressing issue.


  • James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Maya Wiley, Founder and President, Center for Social Inclusion
  • Lawrence Aber, Willner Family Professor in Psychology and Public Policy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and University Professor, New York University
  • Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project

Moderated by David Jones, President and CEO, Community Service Society of New York

Co-Sponsored by The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and The Roosevelt Institute.  






Inequality in New York: The Next Mayor’s Challenge | Posted on September 9th, 2013 | Human Rights Program Events, Public Policy Program Events, Public Programs, Student Events