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IRW Distinguished Lecture Series - Annelise Orleck, “Poverty Wars, 1964 to the Present: From the War on the War on Poverty to the Global Movement for a Living Wage”

 

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 04:30pm - 06:00pm
 

“Poverty Wars, 1964 to the Present: From the War on the War on Poverty to the Global Movement for a Living Wage” will examine the evolution of discourse around poverty in the U.S. as it has been shaped from the bottom up, by community organizations and welfare rights groups in the 1960s and 70s and by the global movement for a living wage in the 21st century -- fast food workers, home health care workers, Walmart workers and those who make or pick the products sold in discount retail outlets (garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia, berry pickers in California and Baja California.) It will examine the interplay between policy-making and grass-roots protest, between social media as used by living wage protesters and corporate media coverage of the ongoing poverty wars.

Free and Open to the Public.

Location 
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, 162 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus, Rutgers-New Brunswick