Co-author of the Book $2.00 a Day Will Visit USD for Impactful Discussion on Poverty

Each year, the University of San Diego’s Center for Educational Excellence (CEE) and campus partners selects a book that encourages literacy and deep dialogue on social themes, presented through outstanding literature as part of the Just Read! Program.

This year’s book is $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.  The book details the lives of individuals across the country who survive on virtually no cash income, exploring where these families live, how they got so desperately poor and what they do to survive.

Co-author H. Luke Shaefer, will be delivering a keynote address on Thursday, November 15th as part of a series of events under the Just Read! Program.  The event is free and open to the public.

Who:              Just Read! Keynote Speaker H. Luke Shaefer

What:             Keynote Address by co-author of the book $2.00 a Day

When:            Thursday, November 15, 2018                       7:00-8:30 p.m.

Where:           University of San DiegoShiley Theatre - 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92127

The CEE organizes Just Read! programming, which is sponsored and created in concert with many collaborators across campus. Faculty are encouraged to use the book in their classes and promote Just Read! events to their students. Programming often includes book discussions, interdisciplinary panels, related films, and keynote speakers.  Overall, the program promotes active learning and reading not only within the USD community but within the San Diego community at large.

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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