Here is what's on the agenda for the May issue of the newsletter.
Newark's public transit system has been a major topic of discussion at a number of our meetings. To bring more awareness to this topic, we will be reporting on the bus lines in Newark and her neighbor, Lancaster.
Reentry Summit Testimonies
On March 22nd, 2017, the Newark Think Tank on Poverty hosted the first Reentry Summit. The main event was a series of testimonies by citizens who endured incarceration, and the struggles they faced in reentering society. Two of the speakers, Dana Cashdollar and Christopher Wills, will be sharing with the newsletter their stories.
We will be reading and sharing our notes for Brian Alexander's Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town. From the publisher's website:
In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion.
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