Symposium at university to address poverty

   The Crisis Ministry of Princeton & Trenton and Princeton University will host a photography exhibition and poverty symposium titled "Can We End Poverty As We Know it?" Saturday, Feb. 28.
   Among the speakers will be Dr. Anu Rangarajan, associate director of research at Mathematica Policy Research, who will give an overview of New Jersey’s Welfare Reform.
   There will be a panel discussion on issues and policies confronting people in poverty, moderated by Zuline Wilkinson, executive director of Union Industrial Home for Children of NJ. The panel members are Dr. Sara McClanahan, director of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and Dr. Christina Paxson, director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing, both on faculty at Princeton University.
   The keynote address is titled "The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Ending Poverty in their Communities" by the Rev. W. Wilson Goode Sr., the former mayor of Philadelphia.
   The mission of the Crisis Ministry is to prevent hunger and homelessness in Mercer County.
   The symposium will be held at Princeton University’s Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, Washington Road and Prospect Street, 8:30 a.m. to noon.
   For further information contact Marcia MacKillop at (609) 396-9355, ext. 12, or for more details, or the Policy Research Institute at or (609) 258-7811 to register.