September 1, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Wealth & Poverty | Action on Inequality Week, Sept. 21-28

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The Wealth and Poverty theme at Ohio University presents six speakers for “Action on Inequality Week” from Sept. 21-28.

Going beyond teaching, learning, and advocating for equality, many are taking positive, important actions against inequalities in income, health, education, and well-being in local communities. The Wealth and Poverty Week on Action on Inequality brings the OHIO community together to discuss various actions to combat the growing inequalities in our society and advance the common good.

Action on Inequality Week

Friday, Sept. 21 – Katharine Broton (Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa), “Poverty in American Higher Education,” 3-4 p.m., Alden 319

Monday, Sept. 24 – “How I Spent My Summer: A Panel Discussion of SHECP Poverty Intern Experiences,” featuring OHIO students Franchesca Rife (Sociology), Emily Walter (Geography), Bailey Williams (Economics), Kayla Wood (Journalism), and Serena Zhou (Social Work), 6-7 p.m., Alden 319

Tuesday, Sept. 25 – Keith Wasserman (Good Works), “Good Works, Inc.: A Community of Hope,” noon-1 p.m., Alden 319

Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Kerri Shaw (Social Work), “Children of Appalachia: Risks and Resiliency,” 3-4 p.m., Alden 319

Thursday, Sept. 27 – Jennifer Simon (Innovation Center), “Finding Pathways Out of Poverty for the Isolated Appalachian Population,” 5-6 p.m., Alden 319

Friday, Sept. 28 – Berkeley Franz (Social Medicine), “Clinical Care or Community Development: What Role Should Hospitals Play in Urban Neighborhoods?” 1-2 p.m., Alden 319

For more information, contact Dr. Yeong Kim at

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