Hamline University will be hosting a War on Poverty Week next week (week of September 7, 2014), which will be open to the entire university and to the general public. It will be webcast and will include three lectures and War on Poverty displays in both law and undergraduate libraries.
Hamline lectures: Former USDA deputy undersecretary of agriculture Bud Philbrook will speak on international recognition of the right to adequate nutrition and health care. Hamline Law faculty and network member Laura Hermer will provide a historical review and legal assessment of the major health programs for the poor including the Kerr-Mills Act, Medicaid and the ACA expansions. Hamline sociologist Ryan LeCount will discuss the racialization of welfare policies in poverty programs in the last quarter-century.
More information and links to the webcast will be posted next week.