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January 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Wealth and Poverty Announces Spring 2016 Events

The Wealth & Poverty theme announces Wealth and Poverty Week: Society and Inequality and its spring 2016 events.

Wealth & Poverty Week: Society and Inequality

Society and Inequaility graphicThese events will be livecast and archived on A&S TV, with the exception of the Feb. 17 event that conflicts with a previously scheduled livestream. See abstracts and more information.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Dr. James Mosher (Political Science) “Long-Term Rising Inequality and Its Origin in the Competition between Education and Technological Change,” 2-3 p.m. in Alden 319—Watch on A&S TV
  • Thursday, Feb. 11 – Dr. Ikenna Uzuegbunam (Business) “Entrepreneurship, Inequality and Poverty Alleviation in the United States,” 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Alden 319—Watch on A&S TV
  • Monday, Feb. 15 – Dr. Elizabeth Lee (Sociology) “Inequality in the American Education Pipeline,” 1-2 p.m. in Alden 319—Watch on A&S TV
  • CANCELLED: Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Dr. Vince Jungkunz (Political Science) “Racial Inequality in the US Justice System,” 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Alden 319
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Dr. Harold Perkins (Geography) “Environmental Justice in Appalachia? A Consideration of Race, Class, Privilege, and their Roles in Defending the Contaminated Status Quo,” 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Alden 319
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 – Constantine Faller (Athens’ Own) “Small Businesses for Small Towns: Sustainable Economic Development for Small, Rural Communities,” noon-1 p.m. in Alden 301U—Watch on A&S TV

WealthandPoverty 340pxWealth & Poverty Public Lecture

  • Friday, March 18 – Deborah Frieze (co-author of Walk Out, Walk On) on Opportunities in Urban Communities, 2-3:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda

Wealth & Poverty Field Trips

Poverty & Inequality Research Talks and Film Screenings

  • Tuesday, March 8 – Navajo Math Circles (directed by George Csicsery), led by Dr. Robert Klein (Mathematics), from 7-9 p.m. at the Athena
  • Tuesday, April 12 – Dr. Rachel Terman (Sociology), “Hillbilly Women, Affrilachians, and Queer Mountaineers: Belonging and Mobility among Young Adults in Appalachia,” 1:30-2:50 p.m. in Alden 319

Wealth & Poverty Day of Service

  • Jan. 11-31 – School Supply Drive for Coolville Elementary School (co-organized with the Ohio University MLK celebration committee)
  • April – Medical Supply Drive for patients in Peru and in Appalachia (co-organized with Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine)

These events are subject to change, and changes, if any, will be announced in the A&S Forum.

For more information, contact Dr. Yeong Kim or Dr. Edna Wangui, Wealth & Poverty faculty co-leaders.

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