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The Self Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty

The UC Davis Center for Regional Change hosts UCD alumna Erica Kohl-Arenas on campus to launch her new book, The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty.

Mar 30, 2016
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM

Memorial Union, MU II

Can philanthropy alleviate inequality? Do anti-poverty programs work on the ground? In this eye-opening analysis, Erica Kohl-Arenas bores deeply into how these issues play out in California’s Central Valley, which is one of the wealthiest agricultural production regions in the world and also home to the poorest people in the United States.

Erica Kohl-Arenas is Assistant Professor at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School in New York.

Reception and book signing to follow.

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