Coalition Member Tavis Smiley Continues Drumbeat About Economic Mobility

Opportunity Nation is always pleased to spread the word about events our coalition members are hosting to continue the dialogue on opportunity and mobility.

Tavis Smiley, one of our Summit presenters and coalition members with the Tavis Smiley Foundation, is hosting a conversation on reclaiming the American dream and economic mobility.  There will be a large social media presence so we ask that you participate at the event by tweeting, posting on Facebook, etc.

Tavis Smiley Presents Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity

During a LIVE broadcast on C-SPAN, broadcaster Tavis Smiley and panelists will discuss solutions for restoring America’s prosperity. Panelists include: Cornel West, Princeton University professor and author; Suze Orman, America’s leading authority on personal finance; Michael Moore, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker; Barbara Ehrenriech, prolific author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America; Jeffrey Sachs, poverty expert and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University; Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist; and Vicki B. Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America. Additional panelists to be announced.

The conversation will rebroadcast for three nights on Tavis Smiley on PBS beginning Monday, January 16 through Wednesday, January 18 and will continue during The Tavis Smiley Show and Smiley & West both distributed from Public Radio International (PRI). Additionally, the conversation can be viewed via the web at

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