More than 14 percent of Pinellas County residents live below the poverty level, and those numbers rise substantially for African American and Hispanic residents. Poverty compromises a person’s ability to gain access to many of the fundamental building blocks of health, including quality housing, healthcare and peace of mind. The Foundation is committed to exploring the causes and consequences of poverty and its significant impact on mental, physical and social health. To support this effort, we have invited one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, Kathryn Edin, Ph.D., to come to our community and lend her expert voice to the conversation.
A qualitative and mixed-method researcher, Edin focuses on of welfare and low-wage work, family life and neighborhood contexts. She has authored some 80 journal articles and eight books, including $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, which she co-wrote with H. Luke Shaefer. She is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. At Johns Hopkins, Edin co-directs the Poverty and Inequality Research Lab and is founding faculty director of the 21st Century Cities Initiative, which seeks to bring cross-disciplinary teams of scholars together to work on critical urban challenges.
Speakers Who Inspire: Kathryn Edin, Ph.D.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater
12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch and book signing (Optional)
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lecture and discussion
Free and open to the public, but registration required. Register here.