Dimensions of Faith Lecture Series
Come to St. Matthew’s to hear Luke Shaefer, author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, preach and speak on Sunday, February 26, 2017
As co-author of the book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, Luke Shaefer has followed his childhood dream of working to help make life better for families experiencing poverty in America. “The thing that keeps me awake at night,” he says, “is wondering how we can make the U.S. social safety net as effective as possible at serving low-income families with children.” $2.00 a Day, with Kathryn J. Edin, brings together hard data and powerful stories of real families living on almost nothing to tell the compelling story of Americans trying to make it at poverty’s hardest edges. Luke is associate professor of public policy and social work at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Social Work.
Luke Shaefer will preach at 8a and 10a. At 2p he will lecture, sharing his well-researched thinking into the perilous world of low wage work.