UNCW’s Eighth Annual “Taking the Pulse on Poverty” Symposium to Focus on Hurricane Florence

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

UNCW’s eighth annual “Taking the Pulse on Poverty” Symposium will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence during an April 3 panel discussion with relief and recovery experts.

“The Disparate Impact of Hurricane Florence” will cover how this natural disaster affected vulnerable populations across Southeastern North Carolina, and how the Cape Fear region is helping its community rise above inequality.

“I want everyone to walk away with a better understanding of the relationship between natural disasters and vulnerable populations,” said Julia Waity, assistant professor of sociology. “It is important to understand this connection to try to prevent these communities from being disproportionately impacted in the future.”

Panelists include:

The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the Watson College of Education, the Office of Community Engagement, the Department of Public and International Affairs, the Department of Sociology and Criminology and the School of Social Work have collaborated to sponsor this event.

The panel will be held from 6-8 p.m. in McNeil Hall, Room 1005 on Wednesday, April 3, and is free and open to the public.

- Mary Ann Fearing '19