New this month from the University of Nebraska Press, is The Grace Abbot Reader edited by John Sorensen and Judith Sealander. Grace Abbot (1878-1939) was a “tireless and brilliant social reformer” in the early parts of the twentieth century. She used her writing talent to help develop social programs devoted to mothers, children, immigrants, and child laborers. U.S Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter said he didn’t think “the American experience would disclose a finer illustration of the rare art of public administration” than Abbott.
Taking a nod from Ms. Abbott, Tuesday Trivia is going to provide a few facts about the state of poverty around the world and encourage you to also celebrate on October 15th for the 2008 Blog Action Day, Poverty. On this Wednesday, blogs all over the world will be devoting their efforts to educating on poverty. Please take a moment to check some of them out here.
1. At least 80% of humanity lives on less than how much a day?
2. True or False: According to UNICEF 26,5000-30,0000 children die each day due to poverty
3. Each year there are how many million cases of malaria, with how many fatalities?
4. Africa represents how many of these deaths?
5. Access to piped water into the household averages about how much for the wealthiest 20% and how much for the poorest 20% of the population?
6. In the U.S. the foreign born poor make up how much of all poor persons?
7. True or False: 100 million school age children are not in school?
8. What percent of children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted?
9. In the U.S. in 2007 how many people were in poverty, up from 36.5 million in 2006?
10. For the 1.9 billion children in the developing world?
How many go without adequate shelter?
How many go without access to safe water?
How many go without access to health services?
Ok readers, these are not just facts or statistics. This information is relaying the way a large portion of our world lives, and how they go without. I encourage each of you check out the 2008 Blog Action Day and see where your efforts could be best placed. If you’re looking for a bit more inspiration, then check out The Grace Abbott Reader by John Sorensen and Judith Sealander, at the University of Nebraska Press website. Have a great day!