Our 2021 programming theme is The Work Left to Do, and within that theme, we’ll explore a different focus each month. In the first Tea of the month, we will look at a topic from a broader perspective to understand the universal and legal challenges. For the second Tea of the month, we will speak with someone who is doing the work to educate and/or advance change so we can understand the continuing challenges and how we contribute to change in our own communities. For the month of April, our programming will focus on economic justice.
Our April 8 Tea Guest was Audra Wilson, President and CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law. Audra Wilson has been a champion for racial and economic justice for more than 20 years as a public interest lawyer and teacher, policy shaper, community mobilizer, and experienced executive manager. Throughout her career, Wilson has focused on the voices and experiences of communities of color and communities most impacted by injustice.
The Shriver Center on Poverty Law has fought for economic and racial justice for more than 50 years. Today, the Shriver Center litigates, shapes policy, and trains and convenes multi-state networks of lawyers, community leaders, and activists nationwide. They envision a future where all people have equal dignity, respect, and power under the law.
Audra and Kristan discussed the universal and systemic barriers and challenges that contribute to economic injustice and inequality, how the Shriver Center is working to dismantle these obstacles, and the national cooperative advocacy and effort to provide access to economic equality for all.
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Watch the recording of this Tea Time program here on our YouTube channel:
Thank You to Our Sponsor
The Robert H. Jackson Center is proud to be the recipient of an Action Grant award by Humanities New York (HNY) for innovative public humanities offerings. Awards were made to non-profits in every region of the state, from the North Country to Long Island.
These grants are federally funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities, thanks to the United States Congress. Previous years have included New York State funding.
Action Grants offer up to $5,000 to implement humanities projects that encourage public audiences to reflect on their values, explore new ideas, and engage with others in their community. Grants are awarded to organizations that connect audiences more deeply to the communities where they live, solidify community partnerships, diversify audiences, and creatively employ the tools of the humanities to respond to issues and ideas capturing the imagination and passion of New Yorkers today. Action Grants are offered twice a year with a Spring and Fall deadline.
The Jackson Center will use its grant award to support our April Tea Time with the Jackson Center programs.