Monday, April 19, 2010

Star Parker on Welfare Reform at Truman State 4/20

Tuesday April 20th
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Baldwin Hall Little Theater
Truman State, Kirksville

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education, a 501 c3 non-profit think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy.

Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on faith and market-based alternatives to empower the lives of the poor.

As a social policy consultant, Star Parker gives regular testimony before the United States Congress, and is a national expert on major television and radio shows across the country. Currently, Star is a regular commentator on CNN, MSNBC,and FOX News. She has debated Jesse Jackson on BET; fought for school choice on Larry King Live; and defended welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Star Parker's personal transformation from welfare fraud to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC's 20/20; Rush Limbaugh; Readers Digest; Dr. James Dobson; The 700 Club; Dr. George Grant; the Washington Times; Christianity Today; Charisma, and World Magazine. Articles and quotes by Star have appeared in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times.

Star has written three books. Her autobiography Pimps, Whores & Welfare Brats was released in 1997 by Pocket Books, Uncle Sam's Plantation was released by Thomas Nelson in the fall of 2003, and White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City Decay was released in 2006.

This event is presented by: 
Leadership Forum, College Republicans, the Young America's Foundation, 
and the Funds Allotment Council.

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