Geat Recession officially began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009. Unfortunately, for many, the recovery has been slow and the economic downturn has inflicted long-lasting damage to individuals, families, and communities. The increase in poverty since 2006 has been greater among Hispanics and African Americans with women and children struggling more. We cannot allow our women and children to suffer. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Join Tavis and an all-woman panel of forward thinking experts on Sunday, March 18 at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 4 p.m. for a thought-provoking conversation on poverty. The panelists include: Suze Orman, America’s leading authority on personal finance; Hilda Solis, United States Secretary of Labor; Julianne Malveaux, President Bennett College; Randi Weingarten, President American Federation of Teachers; Nely Galan, President Galan Entertainment Inc; Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winning writer. The conversation will outline the root causes of poverty among women and children with a goal of developing real solutions.