In the News

The Relational Poverty Network and its members in news features, op-eds and letters to the editors.

On Teaching in the Time of COVID-19: “Narrative Reconstructions and Collective Knowledge”

Blog commentary by Ashvin Kini in the journal of American Studies, June 9, 2020

Viral Tunnel Vision and Institutional Withdraw

Article by Rhoda Rosen and Amanda Leigh Davis in the Quarantine Times, June 7, 2020

What Black America Knows about Quarantine

Op-ed article by Brandi Summers in the New York Times, May 15, 2020

Coalition’s Efforts Amid Coronavirus Derail Plans For New Women’s Prison

Article by Victoria Law in the journal Appeal, May 04, 2020

From the Dying World to the World we Want

Forum Response article on Reclaiming Populism by Nikhil Pal Singh in the Boston Review, April 29, 2020

UW Honors students use art to disrupt the narrative on homelessness

Article featuring the students in the Interdisciplinary Honors class “Citizen Acts to Challenge Poverty” collaborated with Real Change and the Portraits for Change exhibit, March 6, 2020

Working multiple jobs to make ends meet: More common in BC than we might think

Article by Iglika Ivanova & Kendra Strauss in the Policynote, March 6, 2020

‘They’ve been invisible’: Seattle professor studies role of black grandmothers in society
Interview and feature on LaShawnDa Pittman’s research in the Seattle Times, February 2, 2018

Shop Here, Not There: Science Says Reducing Inequality Is Almost That Simple
Article by Chris Winters, November 20, 2017

An Unending Cycle: While the city wrangles over policy, homeless people are trying to survive
Article by Real Change’s Ashley Archibald on struggles around homelessness, city “sweeps,” and resistance in Seattle – with partnering contributions from the University of Washington GIS Workshop, November 8, 2017

What Ethnic Studies Means to Me
Op-ed article by Koji Pingry, April 25, 2017

Constructing Home: An Interview with Red Line Service
Interview with Rhoda Rosen, Billy McGuinness and David Morris, August 17, 2016

Why the Left Isn’t Talking About Rural American Poverty
Interview to Linda Lobao, In These Times, October 22nd, 2015

A Network of Change
Rianna Hidalgo, Real Change, July 15th, 2015

Shedding Light on the Complexities of Poverty
Jerry Large, Seattle Times, May 27th, 2015

UW-led network seeks to reframe poverty locally and globally
Deborah Bach, UW Today, May 20th, 2015

The Roots of Poverty
Jeff Maskovsky, New York Times, May 9, 2015

A Look at Argentina’s Economic Rebellion and the Social Movements that Led it
Ezequiel Adamovsky, Democracy Now, November 12, 2010

El Mito del Aumento de la Clase Media Global (The Myth about the Increasing Global Middle Class)
Ezequiel Adamovsky, Clarín, December 12, 2012

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