Archives: child poverty
Monday, May 17, 2021
Outside of the Realm of Privilege
By Emma Pietrobon Growing up in suburban Orleans, I have been sheltered from many things. For the most part, seeing the effects of homelessness and poverty was not a part of my everyday life. I was usually surrounded by wealth, whiteness and privilege - most of my friends lived in big, suburban homes in...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Federal Government Plan Leaves Million Plus Children Behind: Why is the Media Celebrating This?
When the federal government announced that the new Child Care Benefit (CCB) program will help lift 315,000 children out of poverty, I instantly wondered about the remaining million plus children left behind. After all, if the government knew going in that we currently have almost a million and a half children living in...