Civic Summit: Community members and leaders join in conversation to discuss the challenges and barriers families in Texas face in order to get by. Hear how different cities address issues and provide solutions for their communities. Learn also about tools and resources available to help families get ahead. Moderated by Sherri Greenberg, Director, Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
Panelists: Richard James; Don Baylor, Jr. Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Public Policy Priorities; Frances Deviney, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate, Center for Public Policy Priorities; Walter Moreau Executive Director, Foundation Communities
A Fighting Chance: What does it take for a family to survive and thrive in Texas? In this half hour documentary, follow the lives of five families and see the tough choices they must make—sacrifices that most Texans could not imagine. Their journeys are chronicled as they fight to meet their most basic needs. The realities of poverty are exposed and common assumptions are challenged as to what it takes to survive.
Original air date 12/13/2012