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Stetson Law hosts Social Justice Advocate

Edelman, PeterStetson University College of Law hosts a public Social Justice Advocacy Lecture Series discussion with former Robert F. Kennedy adviser Peter Edelman about ending poverty in the U.S.

Edelman speaks at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Stetson’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S.

WHAT: Author and Georgetown University Law Center Professor Peter Edelman will deliver the lecture, “So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.” The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

WHO: Professor Edelman is an anti-poverty advocate who served as a top adviser to Senator Robert F. Kennedy from 1964-1968. During the Clinton administration, Edelman resigned from his position with the Department of Health and Human Services in protest of welfare reform legislation.

Ethel Kennedy remarked, “Bobby believed that, ‘as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.’ Much has changed in forty-five years, but as Peter eloquently reminds us, far too many Americans remain trapped in the web of economic injustice. His compassionate and singular voice awakens our conscience and calls us to action.” 

WHEN: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The lecture/discussion begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, directly followed by a Q&A and book-signing.

WHERE: Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport.

Stetson launched a Social Justice Advocacy Lecture Series during the spring semester and offers a Social Justice Advocacy Certificate of Concentration to students interested in specializing in the field.