Privilege & Poverty
"Poverty, or poor, or working class--whatever level of not enough you're at--you feel it a million tiny ways. Sometimes it's the condescension, sometimes it's that you're itchy."
In the Privilege & Poverty Book Club, we will study economic inequality through the lens of Linda Tirado's Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America. We will critically engage with the text and analyze the language with which we talk about the "privileged" and the "poor." We will also supplement the primary text with other essays and multimedia. The Privilege & Poverty Book Club will meet from 5:30-7:30pm on Mondays, January 8th-29th, 2018 in Axinn 220.