Widening Inequality


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Steve Tofel

July 26 Lecture

Those members of the Upper Valley community who were fortunate enough to attend last Thursday's OSHER@Dartmouth Summer Lecture Series, Our Divided Country: How to Find Common Ground, heard Dr. Damon Tweedy of the Duke Univerisity School of Medicine deliver the second lecture in the series. He discussed how race affects healthcare in both subtle and obvious ways. An audience of over 600 people at Spaulding Auditorium, listened to Dr. Tweedy discuss his 2015 best-selling book Black Man In a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine, which raised the striking question, "Is being black bad for your health".

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This week Kathy Edin, PhD, addresses the subject of Widening Inequality in the United States. She is currently Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty Professor Edin was Chair of the Department of Inequality and Social Policy at the Kennedy School at Harvard, and Faculty Director, Sociology Department, at Johns Hopkins University. She is widely considered the foremost expert on, and voice of, people living in poverty in America. She has authored or co-authored eight books on the subject, including $2-a-day: The Art of Living on Virtually Nothing in America and Coming of Age in the Other America. After her lecture she will sign copies of these books.

The lecture begins at 9:00 AM, on Thursday, July 26, at the Spaulding Auditorium in the Hopkins Center, in Hanover, NH. The lecture is open to the public and individual tickets cost $25.00. For more information go to osher.dartmouth.edu or call (603) 646-0154. 

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