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Housing Works: Ending Poverty

  • Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby Street New York, NY United States (map)

A talk at Housing Works on poverty in New York City, featuring Robin Hood’s very own Veyom Bahl, Managing Director of the Survival Portfolio.

This event is hosted by Housing Works, and is free for all! RSVP via the big green button below.



Inequality is at the highest level since just before the 1929 depression, with wages stagnant or declining for most Americans. To address the increasing economic divide, many grassroots organizations are working to combat the challenges faced by low- and middle-income Americans.

Representatives from New York’s anti-poverty movement will discuss how we can transform the systemic structures responsible for perpetuating poverty and hunger; how to generate political momentum for better jobs, expanded access to work, and protections for low-wage workers and the unemployed; and how to give voice to America’s poor, and empower them to be active in systemic socioeconomic change.


Reverend Liz Theoharis, Director of the Kairos Center, founder and Coordinator of the Poverty Initiative - @liztheo

Frances Fox Piven, Professor of Political Science and Sociology at The CUNY Graduate Center, author of Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America

Deyanira Del Río, Co-Director of the New Economy Project - @NewEconomyNYC

Veyom Bahl, Managing Director of the Survival Program at Robin Hood - @veyombahl



Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is a New York institution. All their stock is donated, and they are staffed almost entirely by volunteers, so 100% of their profits go to fund Housing Works’ lifesaving services.

Learn more about their work