Too Much for Too Many: What Does It Cost Families to Live In Louisiana

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Jeanie Donovan, Economic Policy Specialist at the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) at Loyola University New Orleans

Jeanie Donovan will speak about a new report from JSRI that details what it really costs to live in the Pelican State. Report findings are based on data from a variety of reliable data sets and a methodology developed by JSRI. Ms. Donovan will also discuss how inadequate traditional measures of “official poverty” are, and the need for public policies to enhance family economic security in Louisiana so that every Louisianan has the chance to develop her/his potential and live healthy, dignified lives.

Jeanie Donovan is a 2008 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans where she was a member of the University Honors Program and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she spent two years serving as a Teach for America corps member teaching elementary school at Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans. During her graduate studies at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin, Jeanie specialized in food and nutrition policy with a focus on improving access to healthy and affordable foods in underserved communities through state and local policy change.  Her Master’s thesis focused on policy options available to the City of Austin for improving the quality of food options in close proximity to local public schools.

First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Av. New Orleans 
(Enter via posted signs at Soniat and South Claiborne)

10am – Progressive, Social Justice Community Networking
with Coffee, Juice and Light Breakfast Pastries*

11am to Noon- Featured Presentation

*$3.00 suggested donation

Held every second Saturday of each month, the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of the First Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Committee 
since May 1983.

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