January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month. More than 46 million American live in poverty in America, and 536,146 people live in poverty in Oregon. In fact, 1 in 7 people struggle with hunger in Oregon, including 1 in 4 children. This week's exhibit features resources highlighting the issues surrounding poverty locally, in America and around the world.


Poverty related data:

Central Oregon Resources:

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Exhibit Titles:

TitleAuthorCall Number
Hard Living on Clay Street: portraits of blue collar familiesHowell, Joseph THC108.W3 H68 2017
Hunger: the Biology and Politics of StarvationButterly, John RHC79.F3 B88 2010
Class MattersNew York TimesHN90.S6 C565 2005
Winner-take-all PoliticsHacker, Jacob SHN90.S6 H33 2010
Nickel and Dimed: on (not) getting by in AmericaEhrenreich, BarbaraHD4918 .E375 2001
Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of PovertyWhitaker, MattHG178.3 .S63 2005
American WinterGantz, JoeHC110.P6 A44 2013
Waging a LivingWeisberg, RogerHD4975 .W33 2006
Tourism and Poverty ReductionL Pathways to ProsperityMitchell, JonathanG155.A1 M54 2010
Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End FamineNabhan, Gary PaulQK46.5.D58 N33 2009
Alleciating Poverty Through Profitable PartnershipsWerhane, Patricia HogueHC59.72.P6 A434 2010
Wal*Mart: The High Cost of Low PriceGreenwald, RobertHF5429.215.U6 W356 2005
Understanding Food Insecurity and 'Hunger" in OregonEdwards, Mark EvanEbook
Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban AmericaHoward, EllaEbook
Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race and Place in AmericaFitzpatrick, Kevin; La Gory, MarkEbook
Poverty in America: A HandbookIceland, JohnEbook