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Poverty is a Human Rights Issue: Social Work and Economic Justice: School of Social Work Symposium

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Room 1220, 995 Main St, Buffalo NY 14203, Medical Campus


Global Interest Group

Keynote: Kristen S. Seedfeldt, PhD

Honour Odigie , (716) 645-1262 (honourod@buffalo.edu)

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Poverty is a Human Rights Issue: Social Work and Economic Justice

Free and open to the public!

The United States is among the most unequal societies in the world. The richest 1% saw their wealth increase seven-fold since the 1960s, while the poorest 10% went from no wealth into actual debt.

Recent federal policy changes and tax reforms will hurt poor people even more. Compared to other developed countries, the US lags behind in health indicators, infant mortality rates, clean water and sanitation, and child poverty.

Social work prioritizes economic justice, and sees extreme poverty as a human rights issue. We will explore these gaps and hear about current efforts that show promise in alleviating poverty.

Keynote Speaker:
Kristin S. Seedfeldt, Ph.D.,
School of Social Work and Public Policy, and Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Registration at 8:00 a.m., event 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Find the full schedule and map on the registration site.

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The Global Interest Group is committed to providing full access to this event. Look for future emails with details for online viewing.Those attending in person will be provided with morning coffee and lunch.

Please contact the organizer, honourod@buffalo.edu , with any questions or requests for reasonable accommodations.