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How poverty taxes the brain

Poverty’s effect on the brain

Poverty alters the brain, and in ways you may not have realized. New research paints a picture of a day in the life of someone in need. No matter your income, it may seem familiar. The only difference is that for people living in poverty, there’s often no way out.

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“Inequality for All” screening and discussion

In collaboration with CMU, Make It Our UPMC is sponsoring a free showing of political economist and commentator Robert’s Reich’s new documentary “Inequality for All”.

Prior to the screening a reception will take place at 5:15pm, highlighting efforts in Pittsburgh to overcome inequality, with different organizations and campaigns, including Just Harvest, tabling to share information. The screening will be followed by a skype discussion with Robert Reich. The discussion will present issues of inequality and struggles to rebuild the middle class in this region.

For more on the event, including participating organizations, food, and parking, see this Inequality For All leaflet.

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25th Annual Harvest Celebration Dinner

Pictures from our 25th Annual Harvest Celebration Dinner

Our 25th Anniversary Harvest Celebration Dinner was a great success! 400 supporters helped us raise over $28,000! This support will greatly aid our efforts to reduce barriers to public benefits, educate and mobilize communities, and strengthen the anti-poverty safety net on behalf of the tens of thousands of poor and low-income families in Allegheny County. Remembering […]

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