Date(s) - 12/03/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Author and Associate Professor, Sarah Halpern-Meekin, explores the question of whether the lack of close, meaningful social ties is a public—rather than just a private—problem in our society in her newly published book Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties. This book provides a window into the nature of social ties among low-income, unmarried parents, highlighting their often-ignored forms of hardship.
During this webinar Halpern-Meekin will present her groundbreaking work, which departs from typical poverty literature and explores social ties not just as an economic issue, but as their own condition that also perpetuate poverty. Joining her to discuss the topic and share their experiences in developing and providing services to address these issues of “social poverty” will be:
- Amanda Kostman, from UW-Madison Division of Extension;
- Margie Zutter and Diana Jost from Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dane County; and
- Johnna Georgia, Program Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County.
The webinar is free but requires registration.
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