Ehrenreich to speak on women, work and poverty, March 5
Posted March 1, 2002; 11:48 a.m.
author and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich will speak on "Women and Work in Post-Welfare America" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Ehrenreich is the author of "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" (2001), a spirited and sobering examination of the difficulty of surviving on poverty-level wages in the late 1990s. For this study, Ehrenreich went undercover, working as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. In her lecture, Ehrenreich will expand upon the subject of women, work and poverty in the context of welfare "reform" and a weakening economy.
Ehrenreich has been a contributing writer for Time magazine since 1990. Her articles, reviews, essays and humor pieces have appeared in a range of national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Ms., Esquire and The New Republic.
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