The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

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Panel Discussion on Perceptions of the Welfare System and the People Who Use It on February 23, 2012

February 15, 2012
Event Date: 
February 23, 2012

The Center for Hunger-Free Communities will be hosting a panel discussion on "Perceptions of the Welfare System and the People Who Use It" on February 23, 2012 from 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Martin Luther King Jr. room on the third floor at the Friends Center, located at 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

The Welfare system is consistently conceived of as being ineffective, inefficient, and generally broken.  More often than not, it fails to meet the needs of those individuals and families who use it.  Moreover, those individuals are often perceived as being lazy and uneducated, and as "milking" the system. The panelists will explore how perceptions of the Welfare system, Welfare caseworkers, and the people who use it are affected by and effect policy.

Come and join this diverse group of panelists in a dialogue about Welfare and those who use it to bring about policy change and action.

This panel is being held in conjunction with the Health Management and Policy Speaker Series. For more information about this panel, please contact the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at or by phone at 215-762-7345. For more information about the series, please contact Sheila McMillan at 215-571-4001.


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