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Nickel and Dimed, Live
Ethics of Investigative Journalism
Monday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Kalamazoo Public Library
Central Library, 315 S. Rose St., 553-7913
Panel discussion moderated by Gordon Evans, WMUK, with panelists JD Dolan, WMU; Marin Heinritz, Kalamazoo College; Julie Mack, Kalamazoo Gazette; Abbie Boudreau, Channel 3 News
Stories of the Working Poor
Monday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Transformations Spirituality Center
3427 Gull Rd, 381-6290
Panel discussion with representatives from Housing Resources Inc.; First Presbyterian Health Clinic; Community Mental Health; and other local agencies
Budgeting on Low Wages
Monday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Kalamazoo Public Library
Central Library, 315 S. Rose St., 553-7913
Lecture and budget exercise led by Judy Marcusse Mann, director of Ministry with Community
Who's Nickel-and-Dimed in Kalamazoo County?
Monday, March 15, 7 p.m.
The Theater in the Commons, 
KVCC, Texas Township Campus
Panel discussion moderated by Jean Kimmel, WMU labor economist, with panelists Helen Harnett, Farmworker Legal Services; Mattie Jordan, Northside Association for Community Development; Anne Lipsey, Loaves and Fishes
The Politics of Low Wages
Monday, March 22, 7 p.m.
Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, 329-4544
Panel discussion moderated by John Long, president, Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce, with panelists Deb Buchholtz-Hiemstra, Kalamazoo County Commission;  Don Cooney, Kalamazoo City Commission; Jack Hoogendyk, Michigan House of Representatives; Alexander Lipsey, Michigan House of Representatives;  Betty Lee Ongley, Portage City Commission; Lorence Wenke, Michigan House of Representatives
Good Nutrition on a Nickel-and-Dime Budget:
A Cooking Demonstration
Monday, March 29, 7 p.m.
Alma Powell Branch, Kalamazoo Public Library,
and Douglass Community Center
1000 W. Paterson St., 344-0781
Nickel and Dimed, the Stageplay
Readers' theater performance of selected scenes
Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 26, 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 28, 2 p.m.
Kalamazoo Public Library
Central Library, 315 S. Rose St., 553-7913
Nickel and Dimed, Art Hop Exhibits
Families, Getting by in America
B&W portraits by Sally Putney
Friday, March 5, 5-7 p.m.
Kalamazoo Public Library
Central Library, 315 S. Rose St., 553-7913
Working, Nickel and Dimed in Art
B&W portraits by Mary Whelan and students
Friday, March 5, 4-6 p.m.
Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, 329-4544
Exhibit
Friday, March 5, 5-7 p.m.
Ministry with Community
440 N. Church St., 343-5880
Nickel and Dimed, Community Events
Poverty: Uncovering the Reality,
   Defacing the Myths
Friday, February 27, 10:50 to 11:40 a.m.
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College
Nickel and Dimed, on Screen
Store Wars
Wednesday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Kalamazoo Public Library
Central Library, 315 S. Rose St., 553-7913
Wage Slaves: Not Getting by in America
Wednesday, March 10, 7 p.m.
Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, 329-4544
Fast Food Women and Women: The New Poor
Wednesday, March 17, 7 p.m.
Comstock Township Library, 6130 King Highway, 345-0136
Roger & Me
Joe Reish, WMU dean of libraries, and James Dexheimer, WMU library cataloging/processing department, will lead a discussion following the film.
Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Little Theater, Western Michigan University
Oakland Dr. at Oliver St., 553-7913
SPOV: World premiere of videos about local working poor by Education for the Arts students
Wednesday, March 31, 7 p.m.
Kalamazoo Public Library
Central Library, 315 S. Rose St., 553-7913
Nickel and Dimed, Conclusion
Nickel + Dimed = Change: What Can I Do Now?
Wednesday, March 31, 4-6 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church - Social Hall
Reception and information fair linking ReadingTogether participants with needs of local social service agencies
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