March 16, 2012

Sunday: AFT President Randi Weingarten live on C-SPAN with Tavis Smiley

Source: NYSUT Communications

AFT President Randi Weingarten joins host Tavis Smiley and a diverse all-women panel for a live, in-depth discussion of the impact of poverty on women and children in America.

"Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America" will air live on C-SPAN Sunday, March 18 from 4-6 p.m. (Eastern).

The program will be rebroadcast on Public Radio International and on Tavis Smiley (PBS)beginning Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 30. Check local listings for times.

From the Tavis Smiley website:

Poverty in America officially has a new face: women. More than half of the 46.2 million Americans living in poverty are women, and 29 percent of adult women are more likely to be poor than adult men. From 2009 to 2010, more than 1 million additional children also fell into poverty, and the numbers continue to rise..

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join Tavis and an all-woman panel of forward thinking experts on Sunday, March 18 at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 4 p.m. for a thought-provoking conversation on poverty. The panelists include: Nely Galán, Founder, The Adelante Movement; Dr. Julianne Malveaux, economist and president, Bennett College; Suze Orman, America’s leading authority on personal finance; Hilda Solis, 25th United States Secretary of Labor; Cecilia Fire Thunder, first woman president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; Faye Wattleton, former national president of Planned Parenthood; Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers; and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and co-author of Half the Sky with New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristoff. The conversation will outline the root causes of poverty among women and children with a goal of developing real solutions.