About this Event
30 Park Place, Athens, Ohio 45701https://ohiou.libcal.com/event/10201897
Join Head of Subject Liaison Services Subject Librarian for Health Sciences, Hanna Schmillen for an in-person discussion of the bestselling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive(opens in a new window), author Stephanie Land's harrowing saga of a single mom navigating the poverty trap.
The book discussion leads into the Grover Lecture Series which will feature Land, on February 22, 2023 as she shares about her personal experience that inspired her memoir. Her memoir offers a unique and essential perspective from the frontlines of struggle, but the deeply personal, intimate details of her story paint a larger picture. The physical pain of her own poverty clarifies systemic class inequalities, dispelling the myth that poor people are responsible for their own predicament and just need to try harder. Instead, she reveals the real culprits of her situation: domestic violence, untenable minimum wages, high housing costs, and government assistance programs that fail the people they ostensibly serve.
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