Income inequality subject of forum

Panel will discuss causes and effects on Thursday

Posted: Monday, April 2, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 9:34 pm, Sun Apr 1, 2012.

By GAYLE PEREZ | ​gperez@chieftain.com | 1 comment

Income inequality in America will be discussed Thursday night at the annual Southern Colorado Policy Issues Forum, sponsored by the Colorado State University-Pueblo Political Science Club.

  The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Occhiato University Center ballroom.

  A panel of speakers will discuss the causes of income inequality and its political and social consequences in the past, present and future times.

  The panelists scheduled to participate are Daphne Greenwood, economics professor at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, director of the Colorado Center for Policy Studies and former state representative; Andrew Romanoff, senior advisor at IDE and former speaker of the state House; and CSU-Pueblo history professor Jonathan Rees.

  As part of the event, there will be several awards presented to students in political science and Homeland Security program.

  Students to be honored in Homeland Security studies are Mitchell Cozad, Simon Delory, Christopher Goetz, Adam Herrera, Matthew Mark, Tayler Thomas, Kyle Lopez and Bernard Whitney.

 Tickets for the event, which includes dinner, are $10 for students and $15 for faculty, staff and community members. Tickets at the door will be $20.

  Tickets are available in room 123 and room 102 of the Psychology Building.

  There is limited seating and reservations are required by calling Tayler Thomas at 251-0678.

  For more information, contact Joel Johnson at 549-2837.