PENN SCHOOL OF SOCIAL POLICY & PRACTICE TO HOST ‘SP2 PENN TOP 10 TALK,’ POST-ELECTION DISCUSSION AROUND SOCIAL JUSTICE AND POLICY ISSUES

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On Nov. 10th, 2016, John L. Jackson, Jr., dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania will led a dynamic panel of renowned faculty experts from SP2 – Penn’s social justice school – as they analyzed some of the nation’s most pressing matters and discuss how we can, and how the next presidential administration should, strategically address these issues.

The event will also featured guest panelist Joseph Watkins, who has served as a regular political analyst for MSNBC, CNBC and Al Jazeera and a former White House aide to United States President George H. W. Bush.

The compelling panel discussion took place in conjunction with the release oSocial Policy and Social Justice – an academic volume edited by Jackson and published by Penn Press.

Social Policy and Social Justice is the final component of the SP2 Penn Top 10 initiative — a multimodal initiative launched in 2016 designed to educate, enlighten, and empower voters and policymakers from all walks of life leading up to the 2016 presidential election and beyond.

The event was free and open to the public.

Moderator / Panelists

  • John L. Jackson, Jr., PhD
    Dean, School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)
    Richard Perry University Professor
    Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor
  • Toorjo Ghose, MSW, PhD
    Associate Professor, SP2, expert on incarceration, substance use, homelessness and HIV
  • Roberta Rehner Iversen, PhD, MSS
    Associate Professor, SP2, expert on low-income families, poverty, economic mobility and workforce development
  • Antonio Garcia, MSW, PhD
    Assistant Professor, SP2, expert on interventions for youth and families of color and racial disparities in child welfare
  • Joseph Watkins – Guest Panelist
    Executive Vice President, ElectedFace.com