Students Talk Back

Good Jobs at Good Wages:
Putting Los Angeles Back to Work 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ronald Tutor Campus Center, The Forum (RTCC 450)

Free Food Served at 11:30 AM.
Discussion begins at 12:00 PM.
Food and space are limited. First come, first served.

The recently released "Los Angeles 2020 Commission" report revealed that forty percent of families in Los Angeles are either unemployed or earning less than the minimum wage. Further, statistics show that America’s highest income earners' contribution to the national income has increased from eight percent to twenty percent. Are these issues being effectively addressed by efforts to combat poverty in Los Angeles? What role does the minimum wage play in alleviating income disparity? What are the best ways to create good-paying jobs in Los Angeles? Join a panel of USC students and policy experts for a discussion that will explore this topic from a local perspective.

Councilmember Mitchell Englander, City of Los Angeles, District 12
Jessica Lall, Executive Director at South Park Business Improvement District
Sarah Dhanaphatana, Member, USC College Republicans
Elena Kuhn, Member, USC College Democrats

Co-Moderated by:
Kerstyn Olson, USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics
Anshu Siripurapu, News Editor, USC Daily Trojan

"Students Talk Back: A Politics and Public Policy Forum" is a series presented in partnership with the USC Dornsife College's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC College Democrats, USC College Republicans and USC Daily Trojan.

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