Poverty in America

Title

Poverty in America

Description

Video recording of of a lecture delivered by Chris Arnade, Ph.D. on October 30, 2020 as part of the Formal Lecture Series.

Dr. Arnade describes his lecture: "What costs do current political and economic forces impose on the worst off among us? We often hear of a divide between 'elites' and 'ordinary people,' but in what does this divide consist? Who are the leaders, and what guides their thinking? Who is left behind, and how do they describe their circumstances? Do ambition and achievement also leave behind certain forms of meaning and dignity? How are the current states of inequality created and preserved, and how are they harmful? How can and should voices from 'the back row' affect us?"

Dr. Arnade left his career on Wall Street in 2008 and spent several years traveling in order to interview, photograph, and listen to poor communities around the US. He now works as a writer and photographer covering addiction and poverty in America. He is also the author of Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America.

The lecture is introduced by Joe Macfarland.

Creator

Publisher

Coverage

Annapolis, MD

Date

2020-10-30

Rights

A signed permission form has been received stating, "I hereby grant St. John's College permission to: Make an audiovisual recording of my lecture, and retain copies for circulation and archival preservation in the St. John's College Greenfield Library. Make an audiovisual recording of my lecture available online. Make a typescript copy of my lecture available for circulation and archival preservation in the St. John's College Greenfield Library. Make a copy of my typescript available online."

Type

moving image

Format

mp4

Contributor

Language

English

Identifier

Arnade_2020-10-30

Original Format

Zoom video conference

Duration

00:50:36