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Poverty law expert to speak at Manchester University

Andrew HammondNORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – A University of Chicago lecturer and lawyer will speak about poverty law next month at Manchester University.

“Poverty Law’s Past and Future” will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 in the upper level of the Jo Young Switzer Center on the North Manchester campus. It is free and open to the public.

Andrew Hammond will address the history of public benefit programs in America and contextualize them in political movements such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign in Memphis in 1968.  He will lay out how such government programs developed over time, how these programs relate to the current tumult in Washington, and what they might look like in the future.

Hammond is senior lecturer and associate director of the Law, Letters, and Society Program at the University of Chicago. He is also of counsel at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

MLK 50The presentation is part of the Values, Ideas and the Arts series, which offers cultural, intellectual and artistic enrichment to Manchester students.

This is among many events throughout the academic year that celebrate MU's connection to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

Press release prepared by Evan Harris, Manchester University Strategic Communications student assistant.

February 2018