*POSTPONED; WILL BE RESCHEDULED* Penn Science Cafe Series - Regina Baker

"Poverty in the American South"
Location: 
World Cafe Live
Date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

*****This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.****

 

Although poverty and uneven development exists throughout the United States, the South has had a disproportionate share of the nation’s socioeconomic problems. For decades, poverty has been the highest and most persistent in that region, and the Great Recession has only worsened the problem.

In this talk, Baker will address the reasons for this regional disparity and why, as a nation, Americans should care. Drawing on her research on the South, Baker will discuss the role of demographic, economic, political and racial factors in understanding poverty in the context of place. She will also touch on the uncertainty of future safety nets for America’s most vulnerable populations in the current political climate.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4-6 p.m.