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Leading Poverty Researcher & Author Joins 2016 LSA Annual Conference

Blog Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2016
Dr. Kathryn Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University and author of "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America"

Kathryn Edin

Widely recognized professor and author Dr. Kathryn Edin will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 LSA Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN in April. Dr. Edin will address the vital role that steady jobs, safe places to live, community ties and dignity play in lifting people out of poverty and addressing challenges facing the working poor.

Following the plenary address, Dr. Edin will sign copies of her new book. She will also moderate a panel discussion with LSA members to delve more deeply into how we are working in communities to help create more avenues to success and self-sufficiency.

Thursday, April 28
Keynote Address/Plenary Session
9:00-10:30 am
Dr. Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, working in the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family life, and neighborhoods. She is widely known for humanizing the face of poverty, and her most recent work shares the stories of households surviving on virtually no income.  Join Dr. Edin as she shares her perspective on the vital role steady jobs, safe places to live, community ties and dignity play in lifting people out of poverty.

$2.00 a DayBook Signing
10:30-11:00 am
Dr. Edin will sign copies of her best-selling book "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America." 

Local booksellers Quinn & Mager will have copies of the book available for purchase.


Breakout Session: Poverty Response Panel

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join plenary speaker Dr. Kathryn Edin and others to discuss what we -- as individuals, organizations, and a national network of health and human service providers -- can be doing to achieve security for the economically vulnerable.
Panelists: Drew Genszler, President and CEO, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry; Angela Bovill, President and CEO, Ascentria Care Alliance; Valarie Banks, Executive Director, Southeast Ministry

Registration to the conference is required to attend any of these events. Learn more here >

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