One of the Grand Challenges of Social Work practice is to reduce the harm caused by extreme economic inequality. From housing, employment, internet access, to healthcare - economic inequality is pervasive, and affects how we participate in the policial, social, and economic spheres.
How do benefit programs like the Child Tax Credit, housing vouchers, etc., impact extreme economic inequality? Does Universal Basic Incomes (UBI) work, and how does it help? What other forms of assistance are needed?
Join us for a discussion with scholars and activists on how labor and economic inequality and social service programs work and affect our lives. This session will be moderated by Dr. Trina Shanks, Professor of Social Work and Founding Director of the Center for Equitable Family and Community Well-being at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Speakers include Reverend Joan C. Ross, Director of the North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC), among others.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106