Poverty

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the
abundance of those who have much. It's whether we
provide enough for those who have too little."

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt


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  • North Country Matters Video: St. Lawrence County Community Food Security Assessment with Heather Sullivan-Caitlin (Sept. 12, 2014)

    North Country Matters Video: Poverty in St. Lawrence County, NY: A panel of local people discussed the way poverty manifests itself at the SUNY Canton's Campus Center's Kingston Theater on Feb. 5, 2014 as part of a week of activities sponsored by the International Student Activist Organization (ISAO). The panel members were Amani M. Awwad, PhD, and associate professor and chair of the social sciences department at SUNY Canton, Mary Ann Ashley, Village of Canton Mayor, Thomas R. Burns, superintendent of St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, Christopher Rediehs, St. Lawrence County commissioner of social services, 116th NYS Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, and Steven J. Todd, assistant superintendent of St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES. The panel moderator was Donna Seymour, a member of the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Public Policy Vice President for AAUW-NYS. This program was recorded and edited by Paige Smith, Comm & Media Student, Clarkson University. (May 4, 2014)

    Video: The Story of Hungry - A unique look at life through the eyes of a small girl struggling with hunger, and how something as simple as breakfast in the classroom can changer her day, her week — and maybe even her entire future.

    Film: A Place at the Table and its trailer

    A Framework for Understanding Poverty By Ruby K. Payne - People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth--challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. The reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else.

    Updated Sept. 14, 2014

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