Adam Foss, a former assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and Jessica Simes, a sociology professor at Boston University hosted the second Rise3 Symposium.
“Capitalism is a system that is absolutely susceptible to grave injustice,” Sachs said.
Matthew Desmond, a New York Times bestselling author, told BC students Wednesday that he hopes they will come to hate poverty as he does.
Professor Sandy Jencks discussed how poverty became an increasingly important issue to U.S. presidents beginning in 1962.
As an adult, Gerry Straub worked in the filmmaking industry. He became the network producer for General Hospital, and began working with many celebrities. Despite his career success, though, he said that he still felt that something was missing in his life.