Summary: An Evening Presentation
Alternatives to Inner City Poverty:
Winnipeg's Community Education Approach
Jim Silver, University of Winnipeg
Vibrant Communities describe Winnipeg as a city with a long history of developing innovative, local
responses to poverty. This presentation, led by Jim Silver, provides the opportunity to hear more about
these responses, especially inner-city educational approaches. Dr. Silver will describe the conditions in
Winnipeg's inner city, the nature of the problems there and the strengths and limitations of the community
responses which have emerged. Attention will be focused on how alternative forms of education can be
made a more central part of inner-city community development and anti-poverty strategies.
Jim Silver is Chair of the Politics Department and Co-Director of the Urban and Inner-City Studies
program at the University of Winnipeg. He has written extensively about inner-city issues. His publications
include In Their Own Voices: Urban Aboriginal Community Development; Public Housing Risks and
Alternatives; The Inner Cities of Saskatoon and Winnipeg: A New and Distinctive Form of Development;
and Step By Step, Turning Things Around in Winnipeg's Inner City (coauthor, Shauna MacKinnon).
As part of her welcome to and Installation at the University of Regina, we have invited the new President,
Vianne Timmons, to attend the presentation and share for a few minutes her vision of the University and its
relationship with the community.
Wednesday October 15, 2008
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm