William Woods University Plans Events to Promote One Read and “Nickel and Dimed”

Our faculty have lots of activities planned in conjunction with the Daniel Boone Regional Library’s One Read program of “Nickel and Dimed”during September. Attached is a listing. Please include as much as possible in your calendars, do a story if you can and plan to attend when time permits. Thank you!

Documentary: “Wage Slaves”
7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13
Library Auditorium, William Woods University
“Wage Slaves,” originally aired as an A&E Investigative Report in August 2002, looks into the lives of three women and two men who are struggling to provide for their families. Nominated for a Documentary Emmy Award for business and financial reporting, this documentary adds personal testimony and expert opinions to Barbara Ehrenreich’s exposé of minimum wage work in “Nickel and Dimed.”

Minimum Wage and the Economy
7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14
Library Auditorium, William Woods University
MBA students of Anthony Clark, WWU assistant professor of economics, will present this program.

Poverty and Missouri’s Social Welfare System
3-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16
Dulany Auditorium, William Woods University
Sponsored by the WWU Social Work faculty, experts from state government, community service providers and clients will discuss poverty in Missouri—the causes and possible solutions.

A Historical Perspective of Poverty
7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22
Dulany Auditorium, William Woods University
Shawn Hull, WWU assistant professor of history, will present this program.

Poverty and the Law
4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27
Model Courtroom, Burton Building, William Woods University
Presented by Cynthia Kramer and sponsored by the Political and Legal Studies faculty.

Big Money
7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29
Dulany Auditorium, William Woods University
Open to WWU students only (because of space constraints), this program will address credit card debt—how to avoid it and how to get out of it.

Tentatively planned for Nov. 16-17 in Aldridge Lounge at William Woods University:

Poverty Simulation, sponsored by the WWU Social Work faculty in conjunction with Central Missouri Counties Human Development Corporation and Westminster College.