Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.

Poor and Homeless in Florida

Presenter: 
Wright, Jim
When: 
Wednesday, 5 December 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Taste
Where: 
Taste
Street:
717 W. Smith Street
City:
Orlando
,
Province:
Florida
Postal Code:
32804
Country:
United States

A place like Orlando, Florida is not transformed from swampland to sprawling metropolis through Peter Pan-like flights of fancy, but through theme park expansions requiring developmental schemes that are tough minded and often worsen relationships between the wealthy and the poor. Dr. Wright will be summarizing the main themes and points of his new book, Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State: Down and Out in Theme Park Nation. The homeless arrive with their own hopes and illusions, which are soon shattered. James D. Wright is an author, educator, and the Provost’s Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at UCF.

Past Café Scientifique Events

Cloud Computing 13 May, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
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Fire Ants 11 March, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
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Bees 14 January, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Frankenfood 10 December, 2013 - 18:30 downtown library
Global Elemental Cycles 4 December, 2013 - 19:00 Downtown Credo
Weather 12 November, 2013 - 18:00 downtown library
Medical Geography 6 November, 2013 - 19:00 Taste
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