The Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Sociology Student Association is focusing the fourth annual Sociology Awareness Week on educating the campus community and the public about poverty within the United States and around the world. The student group has planned three events to raise awareness of all aspects of poverty – including topics such as money management, homelessness, and everything in between – with viewpoints from several disciplines beyond sociology. All events are free and open to the public.
* Wednesday, Oct. 13 – Student Money Management Day, with advice for college students; 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Kettler Hall, Room 146; free food and beverages.
* Thursday, Oct. 14 – Kevin Danaher, Ph.D., of Global Exchange will discuss poverty within the United States and around the world; 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Kettler Hall, Room G46.
* Friday, Oct. 15 – Educational displays on poverty; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Science Mall (rain location is Walb Student Union lobby); free food and beverages.
The third annual Sociology Awareness Week at IPFW, which dealt with health and wellness, brought in over 700 people on the Health and Wellness Awareness Day. This year, the IPFW Sociology Student Association hopes to have an even better turnout to raise awareness of poverty within the United States and around the world.
For more information, contact Kara Ritchhart, IPFW Sociology Student Association president, at 260-710-3144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.