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STAFF PICK OF JANUARY

WISCAP chooses “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives” as our staff pick of January! Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from…

2nd Annual Put Poverty on Ice

For Immediate ReleaseDecember 2. 2019 Contact: Brad Paul Executive Director, WISCAP (608) 244-4422 Put Poverty on Ice! Madison, WI – WISCAP is teaming up with the Madison Capitols Hockey Club for the 2nd Annual “Put Poverty on Ice” night Friday,…

STAFF PICK OF DECEMBER

WISCAP chooses “The Working Poor: Invisible in America” by David K. Shipler as staff pick of December. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfolds of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As…

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STAFF PICK OF NOVEMBER

For the staff pick of November, WISCAP chooses ‘Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth’ by Sarah Smarsh. ” An eye-opening, topical, and moving memoir of one woman’s experience of working-class poverty…

2019 Poverty Matters! Conference

The 2019 Poverty Matters! Conference was held September 11-12, 2019 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This year’s theme was “Securing Opportunity in Wisconsin.” The ‘Poverty Matters!’ conference annually brings together organizations and individuals committed to fighting poverty…

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STAFF PICK OF OCTOBER

For the staff pick of September, WISCAP chooses ‘The People of the Abyss’ by Jack London. “A masterpiece of reportage, The People of the Abyss is a riveting first-hand account of Jack London’s life on the streets in the East End of…

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STAFF PICK OF SEPTEMBER

For the staff pick of September, WISCAP chooses ‘The Affordable Housing Reader’ by J. Rosie Tighe & Elizabeth J. Mueller. “The Affordable Housing Reader brings together classic works and contemporary writing on the themes and debates that have animated the field…