Can poverty be eradicated? Chris Curtis on the enduring challenge
Christopher Curtis has dedicated his life to eradicating poverty. Though he has never held elected office, Curtis, staff attorney at Vermont Legal Aid and co-chair of the Governor’s Council on Pathways from Poverty, has been the force behind many key policy changes made on behalf of low-income Vermonters.He discusses the final report of the Governor’s Council, growing up as the adopted son of parents who later divorced and both came out as gay, and why he keeps fighting for the poor. Whitney Nichols joins the conversation to talk about his experience being homeless in Vermont and his work with Curtis on the Governor’s Poverty Council.
Christopher Curtis & Whitney Nichols, Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid, Co-Chair, Governor’s Council on Pathways from Poverty; Consumer Advocate, member of Governor’s Council, respectively