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Growing Up Poor: The American Dream Deferred
Many families across America were already struggling economically — and then the pandemic hit. Millions of Americans are now without jobs, according to the US Department of Labor, with one-time stimulus checks and food stamps unable to cover the cost of living. Among those feeling the greatest impact: their children. Join FRONTLINE and Chasing the Dream for a virtual event discussion on the current state of child poverty in the U.S., against the backdrop of the effects of the coronavirus and increasing racial tensions.

The new FRONTLINE film "Growing Up Poor in America," follows three children in the battleground state of Ohio as they navigate poverty, homelessness and renewed racial tensions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will feature clips from the film, and insights from filmmaker Jezza Neumann (director of "Poor Kids"), as well as academic and non-profit thought leaders, who will address the daily difficulties that families face, the role of public and social policies, and consider solutions for a more equitable future on the eve of the 2020 election.

- Jezza Neumann: FRONTLINE Film Director
- Kelly Hatas: Executive Director, HAPCAP (Hockings Athens Perry Community Action)
- Dr. Tracy Najera: Executive Director, Children's Defense Fund - OHIO
- Denise Hill: Child/Parent Coordinator, Bethany House
- Dr. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia: Director, Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, Brandeis University (Moderator)

Watch "Growing Up Poor in America" — now streaming on frontline.org

See the trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9uKZsgRPIw

Sep 15, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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