Celebrate the Release of The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink
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In January 2014, Maria Shriver, in partnership with the Center for American Progress, released the latest Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink. The report documents the reality that one in three American women is living at or near the brink of poverty, often only a single incident away from economic ruin. The Shriver Report brings together an array of noted academics, practitioners, and cultural leaders to examine the financial insecurity among these 42 million women and the 28 million children who depend on them; investigate the impact of it on our nation’s institutions and economic future; and promote modern solutions to help women strengthen their financial status.
To celebrate this third installment of The Shriver Report, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, and Sociologists for Women in Society are pleased to co-sponsor a reception at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.
The reception will feature brief comments from Johns Hopkins University professor Kathryn Edin and Clayman Institute sociologist Marianne Cooper, both contributors to The Shriver Report; Karen Skelton, Editor in Chief of The Shriver Report; and Dixie Noonan, Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships to A Woman’s Nation. Remarks will focus on the research in the report and on how sociologists can use this report in the courses they teach.
We will also show a clip from the HBO documentary Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert, executive produced by Maria Shriver and HBO’s Sheila Nevins. The documentary is a moving story of a single mother of three struggling to get ahead, yet constantly being knocked back by a system that seems designed to see her fail.