The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America

12/05/2007 12:30 pm
12/05/2007 2:00 pm

The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America

A UFE Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

Moderator: Victor Tan Chen
Location: United for a Fair Economy, 29 Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108 (2nd floor)
Cost: Free and open to the public

Info: To reserve a place, send an email to Steve Schnapp at sschnapp@faireconomy.org, or call 617-423-2148 x110

Description: Victor Tan Chen will discuss his new book: The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America (co-authored with Katherine Newman), which gives voice to the 57 million Americans--including 21 percent of the nation's children--sandwiched between poor and middle class. While government programs help the needy and politicians woo the more fortunate, this large and growing demographic, although they've transformed their lives through hard work and determination, are mostly invisible and ignored. The book traces the unique problems faced by nine families and is a call to action to change America.

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