After Poverty: Understanding, Establishing and Evaluating Neighbourhood Wellbeing Virtual Public Talk-SJ

Event Date(s):
August 26, 2020
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Both Campuses
Saint John

Event Details:

The Department of Social Science would like to invite you to attend a virtual public talk on Wednesday, August 26 at 4:30 p.m. by Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, a candidate for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Resilient and Sustainable Communities. This is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The talk will be followed by a short Q&A period. 

Ex-British Prime Minister and avid neo-liberalist Margaret Thatcher once referred to poverty as a “personality defect.” This statement is shocking; however, this ideology has led social democratic societies to address poverty through social programming. This social programming, albeit fundamental to the functioning of society in its current state, cannot address the simple fact that poverty is really just a lack of money. In this research in progress talk, Dr. Woodhall-Melnik envisions a world where the structure of poverty is eradicated. In doing so, she describes a research program that explores neighbourhood-level interventions that produce organic, internal growth within communities and contribute to the construction of sustainable, vibrant, and resilient communities.

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Noha Eshra
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