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How the Other Half Lives

Wednesday, December 31 7:00 PM

 Jacob Riis may have died 100 years ago, but his legacy has not been forgotten, especially in light of the current conversation about income equality. We'll host a conversation about poverty past and present, and ways this country has responded to it. New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante will moderate a panel with journalists Sasha Abramsky and Ted Gup, and historian Ethan G. Sribnick from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness.


This event is free and seats are first-come, first-serve; however, you can reserve two seats with the purchas of a featured book: The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives by Sasha Abramsky or The Poor Among Us: A History of Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City by Ralph da Costa Nunez and Ethan G. Sribnick. To purchase a book contact Laura Lee at or 212.431.0233 ext 259.


Events take place at 103 Orchard Street at Delancey Street, unless otherwise noted. Seating is available on a first-come, first serve basis.
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