Date & Time 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:30pm
Event Location 
Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Event Description 

Hugo Van Der Goes, Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1475 How and when did different disciplines become involved with the poor? Who was perceived as poor and why? What stereotypes were created and how did they influence the interaction between social groups? Was there a specific moment when poverty’s real "face" emerged in any individual field of inquiry?

Every area of knowledge, from science to economics and the liberal arts, is facing the issue of poverty. This symposium encourages an interdisciplinary discussion on the historical traditions guiding the perspectives upon which actions and decisions are taken in regards to poverty.

A  Sesquicentennial “Great(est) Conversation(s)” event, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Bethami  Dobkin

Event Contact 

For more information, please contact Costanza Dopfel at

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