• Wednesday, September 9 Webinar: Using the New Poverty Data
    The annual Census Bureau data about poverty, income, and health insurance will be released on September 16 and 17. The Coalition on Human Needs will host a webinar on how to navigate the data to get accurate information on states and communities, as well as how to use it for advocacy and policy. Presenters include Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs. The webinar will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT.
  • Wednesday, September 9 Forum: $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America — A Conversation with Authors Kathy Edin and Luke Shaefer
    Americans living in extreme poverty--$2 per day or less--face challenges that are unique even to many low-income families. In their book, $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, Kathy Edin and Luke Shaefer provide a detailed account of families who are surviving on virtually no cash income. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality will host an event focusing on the book and on the issue of extreme poverty in the United States. Speakers include Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed. The event will be held from 8:45-11:30 a.m. EDT at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC.
  • Wednesday, September 16 Webinar: Government in 140 Characters: Is Social Media a Tool for Greater Access?
    The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will hold a webinar to explore the question of whether social media can be an effective tool for government to increase access to programs for citizens who have less education and lower incomes. Speakers include Donald Moynihan, professor of public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Jonathan Schwabish, senior research associate at the Urban Institute. The webinar will be held from 2-3 p.m. EDT.