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    03.19.15 Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Forum: 50 Years of the War on Poverty
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    Thursday, March 19
    6:00 to 8:00 pm

    Brooklyn Law School
    250 Joralemon Street
    Reception to follow.

    About the Forum

    Rates of poverty and homelessness are on the rise, particularly among minority populations, women, children, and families. This year’s Sparer Forum will explore current policies that promote or prevent access to safety net resources and examine where we are now, 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty.”

    The program will feature Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA)—the largest social services agency in the country—and formerly Attorney-In-Chief of the Legal Aid Society. Program participants will include Wayne Ho, Chief Program and Policy Officer of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Sondra Youdelman, Executive Director of Community Voices Heard, and Professor Ann Cammett of CUNY Law School. Participants will discuss social services, the future of poverty alleviation, and strategies for legal advocacy.

    RSVP online by Tuesday, March 17

    CLE credit will be available. There is no charge for this event, but an RSVP is required even if you are not attending for CLE credit. This course provides two (2) CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available.
    The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Professional Practice. You must select the CLE option when you register online in order to receive credit.

    The Edward V. Sparer Fellowship Program
    Brooklyn Law School alumnus, Professor Edward V. Sparer, was one of the leading poverty lawyers in this country. The Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program was established in 1986 to honor him and encourage law students and lawyers to carry on his legacy. For more information about the Sparer Fellowship program, visit

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