February 20, 2020
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
UCI School of Business I, Room 5200

Presentation by Blum Center visiting scholar Martín Burt on his new book entitled “Who Owns Poverty?” Breakfast will be provided.

Attendees are welcome to bring a copy of the book to be signed. If you would like to purchase a copy, you can find it on Amazon or through other booksellers.

8:00 – Breakfast
8:25 – Introduction by Richard Matthew
8:30 – Presentation by Martín Burt
8:40 – Poverty Stoplight in New Orleans: Video screening with Carl Byker
8:50 – Poverty Stoplight in Orange County: Salvation Army
8:55 – Q&A and Book Signing


This is a story about a question we never thought to ask― Who owns poverty?― and about an unexpected answer that challenges everything we thought we knew about what poverty is, and what we can do about it.

This book is for the governments, development organizations and changemakers who are frustrated with simply trying to reduce poverty, or alleviate its effects―and our lack of progress in doing either.

This is a book that celebrates the power of audacious questions and considers what happens when we put poverty back into the hands of the real experts: families living in poverty.