The Forum on Justice & Opportunity connects volunteers, social change activists, and human service experts around solutions to the biggest challenges facing the region.

This year’s Forum addressed perspectives on poverty, power, and oppression.  See the breakdown of activities that happened during and around the Forum on Justice & Opportunity below.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:30am to 4:00pm

WHYY, Inc.
150 N 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Engage with the compounded issues of poverty and initiate real world efforts to improve policy and practice.

The City of Philadelphia has really seen a considerable economic growth, expanding upward and outward. And yet the breathtaking skyline and booming commerce belie a population that remains the most impoverished of the nation’s largest cities. While national trends indicate a declining poverty rate on the whole, Philadelphia’s poverty rate holds at 25.7 percent–an alarming one out of every four Philadelphians.

This year features Derald Wing Sue, PhD in a keynote about microaggressions and confronting our own biases and preconceptions in daily interactions. Morning breakout sessions will provide interactive engagement with anti-racist and anti-poverty practice.

Breakout Sessions (click to expand)
Agenda (click to expand)
Sponsors (click to expand)

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Join us for these activities happening around the Forum.

Quest Documentary Screening and Q&A
ECS Young Friends Cocktail Hour