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People in your community are going hungry. Find out why and what you can do to help. Brandon Everest's SOC 201 class at NMC take an in-depth look at food inequality and how it impacts the most vulnerable in northern Michigan.
This video provides an introduction to research on poverty at the University of Michigan, and a new initiative that UM is launching.
Get more Tips here! www.destinationtips.com Are you thinking of relocating somewhere in the States? Make sure you take a look at the 12 worst places to live in the U.S. before you make any decisions about your next home base. 12. St. Louis, Missouri Over 14% of St. Louis’ population is living below the poverty line. Out of 100,000 residents, every year 35.3 are murdered, which ranks it as one of America’s most dangerous cities too. 11. Reno, Nevada Reno was the gambling capital of the US until Las Vegas was developed and “The Biggest Little City in the World” has been in economic decline ever since. Reno experiences nearly 39 annual crimes per 1,000 residents. 10. Modesto, California Despite being home to the largest winery in the world, the unemployment rate was nearly 13% in 2014. ...
American Roadtrip http://www.overlander.tv Watch our other Detroit videos including an interview with Pinky about urban farming http://www.overlander.tv/tag/detroit/ I interviewed Pinky Jones about MUFI, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative. She had just bought a house in the same North End Detroit neighbourhood as the Urban Farm for $3,000. In this video she takes us for a short tour of the two story, 6 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 kitchen property. Pinky bought her house with her brother at a Detroit City Tax Auction. Detroit City has auctions of vacant homes as a result of tax lien foreclosures, in which homeowners failed to pay their property taxes and other municipal fees. Pinky and her brother are yet to get Utilities and Water connected in their new home. Pinky believes many in Detroit...
Industrial Ghosts - USA (2013): Unemployment, poverty, gangs and drugs are just a few of the many problems facing the city of Detroit, labelled by some as 'America's warzone' Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see our Economy in Crisis playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE490E4AC9D65A878 Homeless and Hopeless in Detroit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVHeulY__LQ Detroit: From Motown to Murder Town: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aUUuTBVypk Detroit was once the symbol of America's industrial power; the birthplace of Ford, the assembly line and the home of GM. But now it feels more like a ghost town littered with abandoned buildings. In 1913 Detroit was booming but when the...
The latest kids count report is out and shows the number of children living in poverty is staggering. That number is only growing. Elizabeth Crenshaw shows us how this latest data is impacting the community and what resources are available.
How do social and economic factors influence health outcomes? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed explores these issues of unequal health and describes how public health can be leveraged to disrupt intergenerational poverty. Dr. El-Sayed is an internationally recognized expert in health policy, social determinants of health, and health inequalities. He is currently a candidate for governor of Michigan. He previously served as the Health Officer and Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department. Under Dr. El-Sayed’s leadership, Detroit emerged as a state and national leader in public health innovation, with major initiatives to reduce infant mortality, promote vision access, and integrate early childhood services. His work on urban health policy has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardi...
Flint reflects the reality of plenty of cities that thrived years ago. It's a new game now. The roads are bad, money is tight and there's tons of abandoned homes that need to be removed. I can't even dream of how this place will return to even 50% of the good old days. Good luck to all.
With all the misleading stereotypes about people who live in poverty, it’s hard to maintain a positive self-image, especially as a teenager. But these young women know their identity is separate from their financial status — and their family’s struggles do not define their self-worth. Produced by: Dalton Cymbal, Royal Oak High School, Michigan Hailey Davenport, Royal Oak High School, Michigan Becca Messner, Royal Oak High School, Michigan Noelani Retz, Royal Oak High School, Michigan Mary Sier, Royal Oak High School, Michigan
The latest kids count report is out and shows the number of children living in poverty is staggering. That number is only growing. Here's how this latest data is impacting the community and what resources are available.
An annual report reveals more than 1 in 5 children in Michigan lived in poverty in 2016.
Poverty Solutions partnered with U-M Dearborn’s Office of Metropolitan Impact and Office of Student Success to host a poverty simulation to give students an idea of the challenges families in poverty face daily. It is designed to give participants specific realistic barriers associated with poverty including: feeding your family, paying your bills, finding employment, and navigating many more challenges. The goal is to have students reflect and learn ways to take action, promote justice, and be an ally to those living in a real state of poverty.
More info: http://www.nwm.org/community/poverty-reduction/traverse-bay-pri/ The "Survive a 'Month' in Poverty" workshop in Traverse City, hosted by the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI), and co-sponsored by Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University North, helped give more than 100 participants a better understanding of what it is like to live in poverty.
Over the past year, the Poverty Reduction Initiative has recorded the experiences of Michigan residents who participated in Poverty Simulation Workshops across Michigan. This video is a compilation of their feelings, concerns and outcomes after experiencing a simulated "month" in poverty. The Poverty Simulation Workshop is a role-playing experience that offers the opportunity to learn more about the realties of living in conditions of poverty. Participants enter the workshop with a new identify and family profile. Participants experience one month of poverty compressed into the real time of the simulation (generally three hours total). Afterwards in the debriefing, they share insights of extraordinary vividness and intensity. As a result, ordinary people from all walks of life can sh...
The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people.
More than 5,000 people attend summit at COBO center to discuss ways to help the growing number of Michiganians in poverty.
We tour a tent city off a highway in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This tent city community is one of many across the nation that homeless people form for survival and protection. Smiley & West take to the road on a 15-city nationwide tour to highlight an invisible issue in Washington's halls of power - poverty in America. The Great Recession has left 1 in 7 Americans living in poverty with unemployment in many communities still on the rise. The war on poverty is the greatest policy failure in our society. Smiley & West will share the stories of real Americans, free of punditry and spin, in the hopes of changing government policy in the direction of justice and equality. http://www.povertytour.smileyandwest.com/follow-the-tour/