|8:00-9:00||Registration & Breakfast||Wexner Commons|
|9:00-10:15||Untangling Inequity: Intersectionality and Poverty||Littauer First Floor|
|10:25-11:55||The World’s Oldest Colony: Puerto Rico||Wexner 332|
|Drug Policy: The Opioid Crisis and War on Drugs||Wexner 436|
|Housing is a Right, Not a Privilege||Littauer 140|
|Bridging the Urban-Rural Infrastructure Divide||Wexner Commons|
|1:10-2:40||Achieving Environmental Justice||Wexner 332|
|Social Protections and Public Perceptions||Wexner 436|
|Criminalizing Poverty||Littauer 140|
|2:40-3:00||Coffee Break||Littauer First Floor|
|3:00-3:50||Keynote Address – Special Rapporteur Philip Alston||Littauer First Floor|
|4:00-5:30||Fighting for Voting Rights and Representation||Wexner 332|
|Bringing Communities into the Clinic||Wexner 436|
|Intersections of Race & Poverty in Education||Littauer 140|
|5:30-7:00||Closing Networking Reception||Wexner Commons|
Morning Sessions (10:25-11:55)
This session aims to educate attendees and promote conversation around human rights and poverty in Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria and the recent fiscal crisis, there is a renewed focus on the rights of Puerto Ricans. This panel will delve deeper into issues surrounding self-governance and the link between poverty and the absence of political rights.
This session will discuss the current state of the national opioid crisis, specifically focused on access to rehabilitative-treatment services. The session will also address the variation in political response to the War on Drugs and the Opioid Crisis.
This session will examine the lack of affordable and adequate housing and issues surrounding homelessness, including lack of public facilities and social protections and the criminalization of those experiencing homelessness. The session will also consider proposed solutions to homelessness, including the use of information-technology systems and their implications for privacy.
Lunch Session (12:05-1:00)
This session will consider current issues in Internet infrastructure, such as rural broadband access and the socioeconomic implications of the digital divide. The session will also analyze the role of public transportation in poverty and inequality, including the lack of access to essential services and food deserts.
Afternoon Sessions I (1:10-2:40)
This session will examine environmental concerns that impact those living in poverty. The session will explore both urban and rural cases of industrial pollution’s disproportionate impact on communities experiencing poverty and communities of color.
This session will analyze the effectiveness of welfare programs in preventing poverty, including the negative consequences of work requirements and drug testing. The session will explore misperceptions of welfare recipients and the the divergent response to fraud committed by corporations as compared to welfare recipients.
This session will consider the use of the justice system to criminalize (and perpetuate) poverty and to generate revenue, particularly through the disproportionate use of fines, fees, and punishments on low-income persons. The session will analyze the consequences of large bail bonds and prolonged jail time and explore solutions like bail reform and algorithmic justice.
Afternoon Sessions II (4:00-5:30)
This session will address the nature of American democracy as it relates to people experiencing poverty. The session will examine both explicit and indirect disenfranchisement and the lack of representation of people experiencing poverty.
This session will explore the national lapses in health-insurance coverage despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act. It will also address racial and economic disparities in health outcomes, including infant- and maternal-mortality rates, cancer-diagnosis rates, and obesity.
This session will discuss the intersection between race and poverty in the U.S. and explore the impact that this intersection has on the learning experiences and opportunities of students within these demographics. It will also delve into policy and practice as it relates to equity within the K through Higher Ed sector, and discuss the power of politics in promoting education reform for students of color.