West Virginia Poverty & Inequality Symposium Being Held At Concord University March 9

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 02 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu







ATHENS, W.Va. – The 2016 West Virginia Poverty & Inequality Symposium will take place on Wednesday, March 9 from noon until 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Concord University.

The event will begin with an address by Washington University in St. Louis poverty scholar Mark Robert Rank titled “Towards a New Understanding of American Poverty.” Professor Rank is one of the leading experts on poverty in the U.S. and the author of such notable books as “One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All.”

After Professor Rank’s address, Concord University students will present class projects on poverty and inequality. The poster session will be held in the lobby of the Fine Arts Auditorium from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Following the poster session, the symposium will conclude with an address by University of Nottingham inequality scholar Richard Wilkinson titled, “Income Inequality and Social Dysfunction.” Professor Wilkinson is one of the foremost experts on the impact of inequality on societies and the author of noteworthy books including “The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger.” Additional information on Professor Wilkinson is located at: www.ted.com/talks/richard_wilkinson

The symposium is sponsored by the Concord University Department of Sociology, Department of Social Work, Department of Geography, Division of Social Sciences and the Honors Program.

The general public is invited to attend and there is no admission charge. For additional information email lmeppard@concord.edu




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if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.