Cabell Brand Center Welcome Address - Risa Pesapane

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Cabell Brand Center Welcome Address - Risa Pesapane

  1. 1. Challenges and Opportunities The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies & The Shepherd Program at Washington and Lee University
  2. 2. EconomicOpportunityAct Job Corp Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Upward Bound Head Start Community Action Program (CAP) Medicare/Medicaid Food Stamp Act Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair HousingAct Higher Education Act
  3. 3. ‘The world’s most ruthless killer and the greatest cause of suffering on earth is extreme poverty.’ – WHO 1995
  4. 4. 6 million paperclips for 6 million Jews 101,853 pounds or 51 tons of paperclips! 462. Million Americans
  5. 5. 10 train cars of paperclips 697VT stadiums full of people The entire population of South Africa
  6. 6. Defining Poverty Measuring Poverty Natural Resources & Poverty Climate Change & Poverty Technology & Poverty Rural, Suburban, & Urban Poverty
  7. 7. 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 rate percentage prevalence count Income bracket possession of “basic needs”
  8. 8. How often is a cattle prod needed? What is the rate of slips and falls? At minimum, are 95% rendered insensible after one shot?
  9. 9. Who’s your neighbor?
  10. 10. The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty unites nearly two dozen institutions to collaborate for an important venture in undergraduate and professional education.

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