Cabell Brand Center Welcome Address - Risa Pesapane
Challenges and Opportunities
The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies
The Shepherd Program at Washington and Lee University
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)
Community Action Program (CAP)
Food Stamp Act
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Higher Education Act
‘The world’s most ruthless
killer and the greatest cause
of suffering on earth is
extreme poverty.’ – WHO 1995
6 million paperclips for 6 million Jews
51 tons of paperclips!
10 train cars of
697VT stadiums full of
The entire population of
15% of Americans live in poverty
A word on the words “Poverty” & “Poor”
Uganda is a poor country
1 in 3 Americans are affected by poverty
Buchanan is the poorest county in Virginia
25% of jobs pay wages below the poverty threshold
that poor fellow
Income bracket possession of “basic needs”
How often is a cattle prod needed?
What is the rate of slips and falls?
At minimum, are 95% rendered
insensible after one shot?