October 4, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2023
Contact: Dawn Raftery
CHICAGO – The Shriver Center on Poverty Law today released its annual report that highlights a holistic approach and innovative efforts to build a future free from racism and poverty.
The 2022 annual report reflects on the past year’s accomplishments to close the wealth gap for people of color amid a rise in racialized violence during a challenging political environment. The Shriver Center rallied its advocates, resources and networks to address critical needs of the most vulnerable populations.
“Working at the intersection of race and poverty for families and communities requires a bold, forward-thinking approach,” said Audra Wilson, president and CEO of the Shriver Center. “The better future we’re fighting for is powered by the passion and commitment of our partners and supporters.”
Top achievements from 2022 in the annual report include:
“Poverty is a policy choice — and we can make a different choice,” said LaTanya Jackson Wilson, vice president of advocacy at the Shriver Center. “And because the systems that keep people mired in poverty were created with race in mind, we must reimagine justice while keeping race in mind. Our work remains crucial in meeting urgent needs in our ever-evolving world.”
Join the fight for racial and economic justice at povertylaw.org.
The Shriver Center on Poverty Law fights for economic and racial justice. Over our nearly 60-year history, we have secured hundreds of victories with and for people living in poverty in Illinois and across the country. Today, we litigate, shape policy, and train and convene multi-state networks of lawyers, community leaders, and activists nationwide. Together, we are building a future where all people have equal dignity, respect, and power under the law. Join the fight at povertylaw.org.