Northfield Reads 2016-Book Discussion

Northfield Reads held its opening event on March 10th, a $2.00 Dinner.  After a simple meal, participants discussed the challenges of living on a limited income, heard from Gregory Ennis and Jim Blaha about homelessness and food resources for those in need, and learned about income inequality in the US.  The next event will be a discussion of the book $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin and Luke Schaffer.  The discussion will be held at Content Bookstore, Thursday, March 17, 6:45-8:00 pm.  

In $2.00 a Day, the authors mix personal profiles of families who are living in extreme poverty with social analysis, information about the low-wage labor market, and political timelines.  The blend of these parts makes the story both engaging and informative.   The passion and creativity of these parents in providing for their children as best they can is inspiring. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion.

The third event is the showing of the film "Waging a Living" which follows four families struggling to support themselves on low wage jobs. This will be shown on March 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, St. Olaf Campus, Dittman Hall 305.  And the last event will be a community gathering and discussion on April 7, 7:00-8:45 pm, St. John's Church.  All events are free and open to the public.  For more information:  f.corinne.smith@gmail.com