WATCH: Panel discussion of Growing Up Poor in America

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia joins filmmaker Jezza Neuman to discuss child poverty in the U.S.
Published: 09.16.2020 Updated: 11.21.2022
The new FRONTLINE film Growing Up Poor in America follows three children in the battleground state of Ohio as they navigate poverty, homelessness and renewed racial tensions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The event features clips from the film, and insights from filmmaker Jezza Neumann (director of Poor Kids), as well as academic and non-profit thought leaders, who address the daily difficulties that families face, discuss the role of public and social policies, and consider solutions for a more equitable future on the eve of the 2020 election.