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An Evening with Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond 49 Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA, 23173 (map)

The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) is excited to present a special opportunity for our friends to hear from award-winning journalist and author Barbara Ehrenreich on Thursday, March 24th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm* at the Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond.  Ms. Ehrenreich will speak about her experiment as an undercover Washington Post reporter to take on a series of minimum-wage jobs and live on her pay. Her reports would become the basis of her best-selling book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America and highlight the difficulties faced by low-wage workers every day in obtaining affordable shelter, food and transportation, among other things many of us take for granted.

Ms. Ehrenreich will then take part in an informal discussion moderated by Dr. Laura Browder, the Tyler and Alice Haynes Professor of American Studies at the University of Richmond. Dr. Browder is herself an accomplished author and has done extensive work with her students in producing documentaries and exhibits on Richmond’s civil rights history.

Following the event, a cocktail reception will be held during which time Ms. Ehrenreich will be available to sign copies of her books.

Books will be available for pre-purchase through BHC in partnership with Chop Suey Books.

Click here for ticket information.