Being Poor In A Rich Country – What People Don’t Understand – With Linda Tirado
WHERE: Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, corner Portrush Road and The Parade, Beulah Park
ENTRY: optional gold-coin for low-income people, $10 for others
American anti-poverty activist and author Linda Tirado, “the woman who accidentally explained poverty to a nation”, will be speaking about the myths and victim-blaming that surround poverty in rich countries like Australia and the United States.Linda, who knows first-hand what it is like to be part of the working poor in the United States, has appeared on ABC’s Q&A program, written for Huffington Post, and visited numerous countries to inspire low-income people to speak out and challenge how they are treated, and challenge others to rethink their views.
She comes here at a time when the unemployed, sole parents, pensioners, and others face significant challenges, including grossly inadequate Centrelink payments (and reduced access to certain payments); the imposition of failed and coercive programs like Compulsory Income Management and Work For The Dole; and punitive Job Network (employment service provider) obligations.
Speaking alongside Linda will be locals who know first-hand the difficulties of living below the poverty-line, and being out of work, and there will also be opportunities to learn about different campaigns and projects, and a delicious community dinner afterwards.
Childcare and transport assistance available, e-mail antipovertynetwork.sa@gmail or call 0411587663 for more info.