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Thursday on Lake Effect: Reducing National Poverty Rate, Ebony Fashion Fair

Thursday on Lake Effect:

What would it take to cut the national poverty rate in half? Later, the way that fashion – and one traveling fair - played a role in changing societal attitudes towards racism - eventually for the better. And Milwaukee poet Brittany Cavallaro believes the Midwest is a more mythic place than it may get credit for.


  • David Riemer, Public Policy Institute; Julie Kerksick and Conor Williams, Working Our Way Out of Poverty Project
  • Camille Morgan, Riva and Logan David Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
  • Barbara Armstrong, Mt. Mary University
  • Brittany Cavallaro, writer and poet