Monday, November 05, 2007

Book discussion marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

UIS will host a discussion of Barbara Ehrenreich's 2001 bestseller, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, in the Capitol Perks coffee bar area of the PAC lobby. The event is presented in observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week – November 11 through 17.

Ehrenreich's book is a look at low-wage America and the realities faced by people who work in these positions. It has been called "a painful but necessary glimpse into our culture's proclivity toward classism, sexism, and racism." Read more>>

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