Visiting Scholar Presentation: “The Poverty of Privacy Rights” – Professor Khiara Bridges

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Honors College & Residences-North (HCRN), Honors Hall.

The U.S. Constitution is supposed to bestow rights equally. Yet the poor are subject to invasions of privacy that suggest they live in a world where the government has few, if any, limits on its power. In this talk, Prof. Bridges will discuss poor mothers’ experiences with the state—both when they receive public assistance and when they do not. Join her as we examine cultural narratives that equate poverty with immorality and consider how they may be responsible for denying poor mothers these rights.

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