Extension Logo
Extension Logo
University of Minnesota Extension
extension.umn.edu

Book read: Maid Part 2

Event information

Date

Add to Calendar 2022-02-17 15:00:00 2022-02-17 16:00:00 Book read: Maid Part 2 In this book read we will discuss the book Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land.  Conversations will be led by Extension educators who focus in housing and finance. We will meet three times and would request that you commit to attending all sessions if possible.  Each day from 3:00 - 4:00 pm February 3 - Part 1 (Chapters 1 - 10) February 17 - Part 2 (Chapters 11 - 22) March 3 - Part 3 (Chapters 23-27) Book Summary At 28, Stephanie Land’s dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer quickly dissolved when a summer fling turned into an unplanned pregnancy. Before long, she finds herself a single mother, scraping by as a housekeeper to make ends meet.  Driven to carve out a better life for herself and her daughter, she cleans by day and takes classes online by night, writing relentlessly as she works toward earning a college degree. Piece by piece, her compassionate, unflinching writing gives voice to the “servant” worker, illuminating the untold stories of millions of Americans just like her. She writes of surviving on food stamps and WIC coupons for food. Of government programs that provided her housing, but doubled as halfway houses. Of aloof government employees who called her lucky for receiving assistance when she didn’t feel lucky at all. Above it all, she writes about pursuing the American Dream from the poverty line, all the while slashing through deep-rooted stigmas of the working poor. Facilitators The book read will be facilitated by Lori Hendrickson and Sara Croymans, Extension educators who focus in family resiliency. Lori has taught financial capability and housing issues for over 30 years. Sara focuses her teaching on financial capability.   America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

Webinar series

Contact

Lori Hendrickson, Extension educator
lhend@umn.edu or 218-966-0397

In this book read we will discuss the book Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land.  Conversations will be led by Extension educators who focus in housing and finance. We will meet three times and would request that you commit to attending all sessions if possible. 

Each day from 3:00 - 4:00 pm

  • February 3 - Part 1 (Chapters 1 - 10)

  • February 17 - Part 2 (Chapters 11 - 22)

  • March 3 - Part 3 (Chapters 23-27)

Book Summary

At 28, Stephanie Land’s dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer quickly dissolved when a summer fling turned into an unplanned pregnancy. Before long, she finds herself a single mother, scraping by as a housekeeper to make ends meet. 

Driven to carve out a better life for herself and her daughter, she cleans by day and takes classes online by night, writing relentlessly as she works toward earning a college degree. Piece by piece, her compassionate, unflinching writing gives voice to the “servant” worker, illuminating the untold stories of millions of Americans just like her. She writes of surviving on food stamps and WIC coupons for food. Of government programs that provided her housing, but doubled as halfway houses. Of aloof government employees who called her lucky for receiving assistance when she didn’t feel lucky at all. Above it all, she writes about pursuing the American Dream from the poverty line, all the while slashing through deep-rooted stigmas of the working poor.

Facilitators

The book read will be facilitated by Lori Hendrickson and Sara Croymans, Extension educators who focus in family resiliency. Lori has taught financial capability and housing issues for over 30 years. Sara focuses her teaching on financial capability.
 

Cost

Free, but you do need to secure your own copy of the book. 

Registration

Registration is required. The webinar will be on Zoom. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Julie Larson at larso143@umn.edu two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Share this page:

© 2022 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.