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UW-Milwaukee hosts experts discussion of city’s growing inequality

The event takes place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Edith S. Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr.

By - Nov 13th, 2015 09:06 am

MILWAUKEE _ A panel of civic leaders, Milwaukee-area state legislators and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty will discuss the sources of growing inequality in Milwaukee, how Milwaukee compares with other cities, and public policy to address the issue of inequality at the 9th Annual Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit.

The event takes place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Edith S. Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr. A period for questions and a reception will follow the panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel includes:

Rep. David Bowen, Assembly District 10

Sheila Cochran, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Rep. Dale Kooyenga, Assembly District 14

Marc Levine, UW-Milwaukee professor of history and urban studies

Timothy Sheehy, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

The moderator is Joel Rast, UW-Milwaukee professor of political science and urban studies.

The Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit is sponsored by UW-Milwaukee’s Urban Studies program, along with the Henry W. Maier Fund and UW-Milwaukee’s Center for Economic Development and College of Letters & Science.

About UWM

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, UWM has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. On an operating budget of $705 million, UWM educates about 27,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UWM a “2015 Best in the Midwest” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. Its economic impact is more than $1.5 billion per year in Wisconsin alone.

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