The Sister Justine Peter Lecture Series presents 'The War on the Poor'

Monday, March 18, 2013 2:00:00 PM

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 the Poor.

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 relevant examples.

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.