Child homelessness and poverty in America subject of talk by Joy Moses, March 1
Joy Moses, Policy Analyst with the Poverty & Prosperity program at the Center for American Progress, will present a public talk titled, "Addressing Child Homelessness and Poverty: An Overview of Significant Federal Policies" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall in the Princeton University campus.
Prior to joining American Progress, Moses was a Children and Youth Staff Attorney at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. The majority of her practice focused on the education rights of homeless students, including ensuring school enrollments and participation in such services as the National School Lunch Program, special education, and preschool education. Her efforts involved producing informational publications; presenting at workshops focused on explaining relevant laws and best practices; administrative and legislative advocacy; litigation; and providing technical assistance to state and local school officials, legal advocates for children, service providers, and families.
She began her career as an Equal Justice Works fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund where she worked on policy and litigation activities related to high stakes testing, school desegregation, and access to the courts for civil rights plaintiffs. These efforts led Joy to become a co-editor and chapter author for a book entitled "Awakening From the Dream: Civil Rights Under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice" as well as steering committee member for the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. She has also sought to be involved in the D.C. legal community, having served as a president of the Washington Council of Lawyers, an organization promoting pro bono and public interest advocacy as a means of ensuring equal justice for low income residents of the District of Columbia.
Joy received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Stanford University.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.