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Abundance or Scarcity? Economic Inequality and Poverty in Texas


  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Ave San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Dates: 3 Thursdays, Oct. 15, 22, and 29

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.    

Leader:  Jorge Montiel

Tuition: $35 / 3 sessions

Register By: Oct. 8

Enrollment: 12 min. / 35 max.

How can our local communities of faith work together to overcome poverty in Texas, especially among our children? As people of faith we care deeply about social justice. Statistics reveal that if Texas were a nation, it would be the 13th largest economy in the world. However, about one third of those employed in Texas earn less than the Federal Poverty Level for a family of four. In San Antonio, despite record-low unemployment, 1 in 5 people live below the poverty line; children fare worse: 1 in 3 children live in poverty. We will discuss how to create change in this state of abundance. 

About the Instructor: Jorge Montiel has been an organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation for 10 years. Montiel collaborates with the San Antonio Criminal Justice Action Coalition.