Poverty & It's Effects on Families
January 23 at 6 pm
Date/Time: January 23, 2020, 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: CASA office, San Luis Obispo
Please RSVP to
Dr. Jean Williams, Cal Poly SLO
Jean Williams is a Professor in the Political Science department at Cal Poly. Her research focuses on social welfare and social movement politics, particularly those associated with class, gender, and sexuality. Jean is the author of "A Roof Over My Head": Homeless Women and The Shelter Industry (University of Colorado Press, 2016), and numerous articles on poverty and homeless. Jean teaches courses on homelessness, poverty, and social movements in the Political Science and Women and Gender Studies Departments.
Most of the children served by CASA come from families who live at the poverty level.
Topics to be discussed:
- Poverty defined
- Lived experiences for those who are low income (health, stress, social exclusion)
- Reasons for poverty
- Poverty in SLO County
- Stereotypes and stigmas
You will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education.
In order to reduce paper waste, if a presenter uses a PowerPoint presentation, we will email it to all attendees after the presentation. If we have it in advance, we will send it ahead of time. We are making a concerted effort to reduce costs and our negative impact on the environment.