LIVE Webcast: Peter Edelman on Poverty in America, Mon. June 18th

This coming Monday, MDC, the Durham-based non-profit that manages The Benefit Bank of North Carolina, will be hosting Peter Edelman to discuss his new book on poverty in America.

MDC invites you to join us for a live webcast of a talk by Peter Edelman, “So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America,” on Monday, June 18th at 5:30pm at the MDC offices in Durham, North Carolina.

Peter Edelman is one of the nation’s leading antipoverty advocates and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He was a top advisor to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy from 1964 to 1968, and went on to fill various roles in the Clinton administration, from which he resigned in protest after Clinton signed the 1996 welfare reform legislation. Prof. Edelman’s presentation comes with the release of his new book, So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty In America, which offers an analysis of how this country can be so wealthy yet have a steadily growing number of unemployed and working poor.

“If there is one essential book on the great tragedy of poverty and inequality in America, this is it.”

– Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos and former op-ed columnist for The New York Times.

To view the webcast, please visit on June 18th for viewing instructions.

If you do not have the most recent version of Microsoft Silverlight you will be prompted to install or update the plugin before you can view the live stream (Silverlight is a streaming video technology). Please arrive early to verify you have the necessary software installed to view the webcast.

A high quality version of the webcast will be archived on the MDC website shortly after the event.

For more information, please contact:

Todd Brantley
Associate Communications Director
919.381.5802, x355

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