President Barack Obama speaks at a National Leadership Convening on poverty in May 2015.


Overcoming poverty in the richest nation on earth is a moral imperative and urgent national priority. Poverty has economic, political, cultural, and spiritual dimensions. These dialogues explore the human and moral costs of poverty and how people with differing political, ideological, and religious perspectives can work together to lift people out of poverty in the United States and internationally.



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President Obama at Poverty Summit (Video)

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Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes