The School of Social Work's Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series offers the first discussion of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 6, featuring senior New York Times writer Jason DeParle. He will discuss his new book, American Dream, which charts the impact of the welfare revolution on three Milwaukee families. He will assess their journey from welfare to low-wage work, in economic and social terms. A book signing will follow.
The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave., Rooms 311/312. It is free and open to the public.
DeParle is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine. A graduate of Duke University, DeParle won a George Polk Award in 1999 for his reporting on the welfare system and was a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Nancy-Ann and their two sons.