Who Are the Deserving Poor?

February 15, 2020 | 10:15 a.m. | Eastern Oregon University

1 University Blvd., Ackerman 210, La Grande OR 97850

If you’ve grown up in the United States, chances are you’ve been conditioned to trust that your individual success is earned through hard work. But if this is the case, what do we make of the millions of Americans who struggle with poverty, hunger, and job insecurity? Who is to blame for poverty? What qualities or conditions allow a person to be considered “deserving” of government and community support? Join facilitator Erica Tucker for a conversation that explores our beliefs about poverty and asks us to consider our assumptions about who should—and shouldn’t—be eligible for support.

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Eastern Oregon University Student Diversity & Inclusion




Bennie Moses-Mesubed at bmoses@eou.edu or (541) 962-3094