Professor Joe Soss, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota,
will visit Stritch on Wednesday, March 20, for the latest event in the Sister
Justine Peter Lecture Series.
Dr. Soss will present “The War on the Poor” from noon -1
p.m. in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center. The lecture and discussion
will draw from his recent book, Disciplining
In the book, Dr. Soss and his co-authors outline their claim
that existing policies often have detrimental effects on the nation’s poor by
pushing them into low wage jobs and incarceration. Dr. Soss will explain the
impact of such policies on individuals, families, and communities and provide
Disciplining the Poor will
be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the presentation.
This is event is sponsored by the History, Political
Science, English, Sociology, and Religious Studies departments and the Center
for Justice, Peace, and Integrity for Creation.