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American inner cities have been plagued by a set of problems that seem intractable. As we study inner-city life we are often confronted with the same questions:

What is poverty? How can we attend it? Are these the right questions to ask regarding the condition of poverty? We will explore these questions with both an honest and realistic position and a hopeful outlook. We must analyze the problems that plague the inner city from a perspective built on Christian personalism, the entrepreneurial vocation, and simple solutions. What we will discuss is aimed at providing a practical approach to the integration of these vital factors.

Acton on Tap is a series of complimentary events sponsored by the Acton Alumni Association. The first drink for each attendee is on the house. 


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Ismael Hernandez
Freedom & Virtue Institute

Founder

Ismael Hernandez is the founder and executive director of the Freedom & Virtue Institute. Ismael grew up in a communist household and joined the Socialist Party of Puerto Rico. Eventually, he surrendered Marxism and embraced free markets. He has a master’s Degree in Political Science and served for 15 years as in inner-city Catholic ministry in SW Florida. In 2016, Ismael wrote his first book, Not Tragically Colored: Freedom, Personhood, and the Renewal of Black America—published by the Acton Institute. Ismael Hernandez currently lives in Fort Myers with his wife and three children.

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Location

The Liberty NYC
29 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
United States

Schedule

6:00pm | Doors Open

6:25pm | Opening Remarks by Patrick Oetting

6:30pm | Ismael Hernandez on Hope for the Inner City

7:00pm | Audience Q&A

7:30pm | Event Concludes: Open Networking 

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Acton on Tap is a series of complimentary events sponsored by the Acton Alumni Association. The first drink for each attendee is on the house.

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