Barbara Ehrenreich, author ofNickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by inAmerica,will speak at8 p.m.July 30 (Saturday) in the Driscoll Auditorium atHolyCrossCollege.
A fundraiser for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, the event is co-sponsored by the University of Notre DamesHigginsLaborResearchCenter and Indiana University South Bend’s Division of Labor Studies.Cash, check or credit card donations will be accepted at the door with all proceeds to benefit the Food Bank.
In conducting research for the New York Times bestseller,Nickel and Dimed,which also was named Notable Book of the Year and Amazons Best Book of 2001, Ehrenreich joined the millions of Americans who work full time for poverty-level wages.She determined that even thelowliestoccupations require exhausting mental and physical effort, and that one job was not enough.
A New York Times book review calledNickel and Dimedvaluable and illuminating.It went on to say,We have Barbara Ehrenreich to thank for bringing us the news ofAmericas working poor so clearly and directly and conveying a deep moral outrage.She is our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism.
TheHigginsLaborResearchCenterstudies the economic and social consequences of different systems of work organization and the relationships between management and workers.
Ehrenreich will sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase, after her talk on July 30 th .
* Contact: * The Food Bank ofNorthern Indiana, 574-232-9986 or 800-879-7040