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Elder Poverty in the US: Nomadland and the Suburbanization of Poverty    NEW!

US Poverty was and is primarily children and people of color, but in the past decade a group of predominately white people lost their homes in the Great Recession, many of them older. We’ll read the book Nomadland — a video treatment is streaming right now on Hulu or can be purchased in video, audiobook or print on Amazon. Participants will learn how poverty is measured in the US and look at findings from the most recent data available (released October 2021). Nomadland is about older folks who travel around the US in search of work, in RVs and campers, but the story of elder poverty in the US pre-dates motorized homes.

Note: Suggested reading: Bruder, Jessica. 2017. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. WW Norton and Company. JMRL & Amazon.



Elder Poverty in the US: Nomadland and the Suburbanization of Poverty (PBAF047) NEW!   IN-PERSON

Instructor:  Jeanine Braithwaite

Day of the Week: Th, Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    

Dates: 2/24/2022 - 3/17/2022  Note: The day of the week and dates are listed correctly here. The printed catalog listed the wrong day of the week.

Sessions: 4   

Fee: $44.00

Course Location: The Center - Classroom

Mask policy for this location: Masks required for all

Location Address: 540 Belvedere Blvd Charlottesville, VA 22901

Limit (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 13

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*If circumstances related to COVID-19 dictate this course cannot be held in person, it will be offered online, same dates and times. 

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