MillerComm Lecture Series

Protecting Poor Children in the Wake of Welfare Reform

Friday, March 14th, 1997
Mary Jo Bane

McKinley Presbyterian Church

801 South Fifth Street


Event Description

Mary Jo Bane made headlines last fall when she resigned from her high-ranking position at HHS in protest after President Clinton signed the welfare reform bill. Drawing from her extensive experiences as an administrator of social service programs for children and families at both the state and federal levels, Dr. Bane will discuss the danger to poor children posed by recent changes in this country's welfare system, what opportunities are presented for genuine reform of the system, the obligations of society to poor children and their parents, and what actions should be taken by local communities, state governments, and the federal government to better protect children in poverty.

The Seventh Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Justice Lecture. Internationally known as a leader in efforts to achieve world peace, human rights, and social justice, Daniel S. Sanders was dean of the UIUC School of Social Work from 1986-1989.

Cosponsored by: School of Social Work (Alumni Association, Graduate Association, Daniel S. Sanders Fund, Program for International and Cross-Cultural Social Welfare), Department of Economics, Department of Human and Community Development, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Office of Continuing Education in International Affairs, Program for the Study of Culture Values and Ethics, Women's Studies Program, Counseling Center, Faculty/Staff Assistance Program, Office of Women's Programs, WILL-AM-FM Radio, McKinley Presbyterian Foundation, St. Andrews' Church and Lutheran Campus Center

Mary Jo Bane

Former Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families