January 11, 2018 at 11:02 am

Wealth & Poverty | Spring Features Week on Identities and Inequalities

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The Wealth and Poverty Theme presents its spring 2018 schedule, featuring a week in February dealing with identities and inequalities, a public lecture on the Olympic games and kicking off with a talk during the College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week on how students can prepare for financial independence.

Wealth & Poverty Week on Identities and Inequalities

About the Week on Identities and Inequalities: Our identities affect our lives profoundly; some start impacting us before we are even born and continue until we die. The enforcement of identity norms and the hierarchies associated with different identities can be highly problematic and result in undesirable outcomes. At the same time, our identities can often be a source of belonging and pride. The Wealth and Poverty Week on Identities and Inequalities brings the Ohio University community together to discuss specific inequalities related to identities and also how identities can be part of the solutions to these inequalities.

Monday, Feb. 5, noon-1 p.m., Alden 319 – Dr. Eve Ng, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, “Constraint and Possibility in the Transnational Funding of LGBT Advocacy,” cosponsored with Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Alden 319 – Dr. Olga Belskaya, Assistant Professor of Economics, “The Reversal of the Gender Education Gap and Its Impact on the Wage Gap in Russia

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 3-4 p.m., Alden 319 – Dr. Shannon Nicks, Assistant Professor of Community and Public Health, “Using a Community-engaged Approach to Examine Peer Support and Survivorship Outcomes for African American Women with Breast Cancer

Thursday, Feb. 8, 3-4 p.m., Alden 319 – Dr. Theda Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, and Dr. Lisa Harrison, Associate Professor of Teacher Education, “Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline through Restorative Teacher Training

Friday, Feb. 9, 4-5 p.m., Alden 319 – Dr. John Watkins, Chair and Director of the Graduate Center for Gerontology at the University of Kentucky, “Complexity and the Future of an Aging Appalachia,” cosponsored with Appalachian Rural Health Institute, Child and Family Studies, Social and Public Health, and College of Health Science and Professions

Wealth and Poverty Public Lecture

Thursday, March 1, 3-4 p.m. at Baker Theatre – Dr. William Kelley, Professor of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies at Yale University, “East Asia and the Olympic Games: Past, Present, and Future,” cosponsored with Asian Studies and Linguistics

Wealth and Poverty Talks

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6-7:15 p.m., Walter Hall Rotunda – Alan McMillan, founder of LearnEarnRetire, “Your Career: From College to Financial Success,” cosponsored with the College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week

Friday, March 2, 3-4:15 p.m. at Alden 319 – Dr. Klara Sabirianova Peter, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “Limits to Wage Growth: Understanding the Wage Divergence between Immigrants and Natives,” cosponsored with Economics

Thursday, March 22, 3-4 p.m. at Alden 319 – Dr. Sarah Cate, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Mississippi, “Devolution, not Decarceration,” cosponsored with the Ohio University Love and Hate theme

Friday, March 23, 4-5 p.m., Bentley Annex 102 – Dr. Natasha Quadlin, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University, “The Mark of a Woman’s Record: Gender and Academic Performance in Hiring,”  cosponsored with Sociology & Anthropology

Wealth and Poverty Student Local Initiatives

April 2-28 – school supply drive to benefit students at The Plains Elementary School (Diane Stock, Athens County Children Services)

The Wealth and Poverty field trip to Columbus (African immigrant communities) will be added once the date is confirmed.

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