Published: April 20, 2017

Author Kathryn Edin to speak April 27 at WKAR

Contact(s): Jeffrey Croff Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies office: (517) 432-3773, Melanie Kauffman Office of Research and Graduate Studies office: (517) 432-4499

Kathryn Edin, co-author of "$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America," will give a lecture at 2 p.m. April 27 in the WKAR studio inside the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

A winner of numerous awards, her book has been referred to as “a revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don’t think it exists.” The reality is, more than a half million American households, including about 3 million children, live in extreme poverty.

Edin has conducted research on poverty in America for more than two decades. The book profiles stories from families across the country and reveals how prevalent the problem is, delivering new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality.

The event is free and open to the public. Space in the WKAR studio is limited, so guests are asked to RSVP and reserve tickets via the Eventbrite page.

WKAR will also live stream the event here.

Kathryn Edin, co-author of "$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America."

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