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Sponsoring Research: 2015 IPS Report

We partnered with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Economic Hardship Reporting Project, self-described as “Guided by award-winning journalists Barbara Ehrenreich and Alissa Quart, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project is changing the national conversation around both poverty and economic insecurity. Our stories – from narrative features to photo essays and video – put a human face on… Continue Reading

Film: Faces of Poverty

The film Faces of Poverty – which we will make available to you if you are putting on an awareness event – seems to have nine lives.  Four years after completion, the film was still being screened at festivals including GLOBAL WAKE-UP Festival in Chicago (October 28 – 29) and Swan Film Festival in Perth Australia… Continue Reading

Film: A Concert for Hope

What would you do, to start a ripple? This film explores the question, and captures a moment in time which caused a ripple, bringing waves of change we are still feeling. Director Lauren Speeth mixed up a magical brew of transcendant musical performances, stirring speeches, and enchanting animations; the result is a compelling call to action. Now subtitled in five languages and available on our YouTube channel, and coming soon to DVD. Recorded live in 2007 at Stanford University’s Memorial Church at a concert of the same name, A Concert for Hope captures a celebration concert in honor of the opening of the The Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University and the launching of their website,

Second Saturdays

What if there were a grass roots movement — based in song — fostering an ethic of sharing and understanding, and open hearted compassion towards the last and least, right here in our country?

Event: Concert for Hope

This unforgettable event, featured a welcome by Dean Saller, a keynote address by the Center Director – Professor David Grusky, and the presentation of our In Harmony With Hope awards as well as not one but TWO world premieres: “La Povertà” by Stanford composer-professor Giancarlo Aquilanti and performed by the Elfenworks Festival String Ensemble under the baton of maestro Mitchell Sardou Klein of the Peninsula Symphony; and “In Harmony With Hope” written by pianist / composer / arranger / long-time Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty member Tammy Lynne Hall.

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