Independent Institute Senior Vice President Mary L. G. Theroux testified on "Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty", before the California State Senate's Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, at the request of State Senator Jeff Stone. The witnesses spoke about California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. The rule caps grants and does not increase grant money to mothers on welfare when they have more children. Mary testified about the causes of poverty and of the need for other, non-government options for poor families. She introduced ideas for helping the poor through private resources and organizations, instead of government agencies where families and women often find themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty.
David Theroux and panel members Andrew Dósa and Roy Carlisle speak on C. S. Lewis perspectives at the "To Everyone an Answer: 10th Annual EPS Apologetics Conference" at Biola University. David is President of the C. S. Lewis Society of California.
Laurence Harwood, OBE, godson of C.S. Lewis, reflects on his and others relationships with Lewis during his youth. He shares delightful letters and jolly recollections from his book C.S. Lewis, My Godfather: Letters, Photos, and Recollections. Laurence spoke at an evening event sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Society of California.