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Crisis of the Working Poor series continues Tuesday

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The Riley Institute and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman University present Straight Talk SC, their fourth annual weekly series. The third session in the series, “Can’t Win for Losing: The Crisis of the Working Poor,” takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5 in Younts Conference Center on the Furman University campus.

For Straight Talk SC 2014, OLLI @ Furman and the Riley Institute have tapped leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors to address one of the more pressing social and economic issues of our time. All sessions are moderated by Mark Quinn, Director of Member and Public Relations, The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, and former host of SCETV’s The Big Picture.

Tuesday’s session, “Chasing the American Dream: What Does It Take to Climb the Income Ladder?” looks at the condition of U.S. economic mobility and what drives it. The program also features two speakers who discuss their journeys from poverty and homelessness to success.

Featured speakers are Sarah Sattelmeyer, Senior Associate, Financial Security and Mobility, Pew Charitable Trusts; Tammi Hart, Executive Assistant, Day and Zimmerman; and Dawn Dowden, Vice President of Operations, Homes of Hope.

All sessions are open to the public. The cost for each session is $15. For more information about the series, follow the link found here. Or contact OLLI at (864) 294-2998. For speaker bios, follow this link. To register for a session, use this link.

Last updated July 31, 2014
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