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February 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Wealth & Poverty | Spring 2017 Calendar

The Wealth & Poverty theme at Ohio University announces its schedule of activities for Spring 2017.

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Wealth and Poverty Week: Rural America

  • Friday, Feb. 3 – Dr. Cynthia Anderson (Sociology and Anthropology) “Appalachia’s New Rural Economy: Industry, Employment, and Economic Well-Being,” 1-2 p.m. at Alden 319
  • Monday, Feb. 6 – John Molinaro (Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth) “Rising Tides and Leaky Boats: Economic Development Strategies That Work for Those That Need Help Most,” 3-4 p.m. at Alden 319
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Dr. Katherine Jellison (History) “A Home on the Range and a Range in the Home: Farm Women’s Acquisition of Modern Household Technology,” 9-10 a.m. at Alden 319
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Dr. Elizabeth Beverly (Family Medicine) “Comprehensive Patient Navigator Program for Rural Appalachia,” 2-3 p.m. at Alden 319
  • Thursday, Feb. 9 – Dr. Graham Rowles (Gerontology, University of Kentucky) “Growing Old in Rural Appalachia: Looking Back and Thinking Forward,” 3-4 p.m. at Alden 319
  • Friday, Feb. 10 – Dr. Rachel Terman (Sociology and Anthropology) and John Winnenberg (Little Cities of Black Diamonds) “The Little Cities as a Classroom,” 1-2 p.m. at Alden 319

Poverty and Inequality Talks

  • Thursday, March 16 – Diane Stoke (Athens County Children Services) “The Plains Elementary School,” 3:05-4pm at Alden 318
  • Wednesday, March 22 – Dr. Bruce Caldwell (Economics, Duke University) “F.A. Hayek: Life and Legacy,” 7:30-8:30pm at Galbreath Chapel – cosponsored with George Washington Forum
  • Monday March 27 – Dr. Vandana Shiva (author of Who Really Feeds the World? and Staying Alive) “Growing Local Food Resilience: A Response to the Global Industrial Food System,” 7-8pm at Baker Theatre – cosponsored with Food Studies and Sustainability Themes
  • Wednesday, April 5 – Dr. Jonathan Agensky (Political Science) “Faith, Aid, and Global Governance,” noon-1 p.m. at Baker 231 – cosponsored with African Studies

Wealth and Poverty Exhibition

  • Feb. 6-March 10 – Wealth and Poverty Exhibition on Rural America on Alden fourth floor (curated by Araba Dawson-Andoh, Alden Library and Rachel Terman)

Wealth and Poverty Student Activities

  • Saturday, March 18 – field trip to African immigrant communities in Columbus, led by Steve Howard (Center for International Studies) and Edna Wangui (Geography), 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25 – field trip to Appalachian communities, led by Barry Tadlock (Political Science) and Rachel Terman (Sociology and Anthropology), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • March 20-April 22 – school supply drive to benefit students at The Plains Elementary School (Diane Stock, Athens County Children Services)

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