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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and Michael Moore discuss poverty and remaking America at George Washington University

Princeton University professor Cornel West. (Amanda Lucier - AP)
After traveling to 18 cities in nine states for the ‘The Poverty Tour‘ in August 2011, media personality Tavis Smiley and Princeton University professor Cornel West will speak at the “Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity”discussion at George Washington University on Thursday.

Smiley will moderate the nationally televised event and West is a panelist along with financial advisor Suze Orman, filmmaker Michael Moore, activist Majora Carter, author Barbara Ehrenreich and others. The speakers will discuss solutions to nation’s poverty crisis.

The event will be live broadcasted on C-SPAN and then rebroadcasted for three nights on Tavis Smiley on PBS from Jan. 16 to Jan. 18.
Media personality Tavis Smiley (The Washington Post).

The original ‘Poverty Tour’ gained a lot of media and public attention, in part because of the criticism leveled at President Obama and his policies in regards to black America.

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