The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory


Conference: "Poverty, Families and Policy in the U.S.: Where Do We Go From Here?"


2-5 p.m., Thursday, April 24


The Catholic University of America
Aquinas Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

Mark Greenberg, senior fellow and director of the Poverty and Prosperity program at the Center for American Progress, will deliver the conference's keynote address titled "Poverty, Families and Policy in the U.S.: Where Do We Go From Here?" A question-and-answer session with Greenberg will follow.

A panel will respond to Greenberg's address. Panel members include: Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK; Sister Ann Patrick Conrad, associate professor in CUA's National Catholic School of Social Service; Joe Feuerherd, communications director of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities; Sandra Hanson, CUA professor of sociology; Candy Hill, senior vice president for social policy and government affairs at Catholic Charities; Faith Mullen, CUA clinical assistant professor of law; Leszek Sibilski, CUA adjunct professor of sociology, and John Kenneth White, CUA professor of politics.

"This conference on families, poverty and policy is designed to refocus attention on this vitally important issue, and to bring a Catholic perspective to the plight of poor Americans who need more from government and more services than private agencies and volunteer organizations can provide," says White.

A reception will follow the conference. For more information, contact Cynthia King at 202-319-5445 or


Life Cycle Institute
Department of Sociology

MEDIA: To cover the event, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600