Conversation Project: Who Are the Deserving Poor?

11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Garlington Health Center
3036 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97212
Garlington Health Center
(503) 283-3763

If you’ve grown up in the United States, chances are you’ve been conditioned to trust that your individual success is earned through hard work. But if this is the case, what do we make of the millions of Americans who struggle with poverty, hunger, and job insecurity? Who is to blame for poverty? What qualities or conditions allow a person to be considered “deserving” of government and community support? Join facilitator Erica Tucker for a conversation that explores our beliefs about poverty and asks us to consider our assumptions about who should—and shouldn’t—be eligible for support.

Funded project of Oregon Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.